By Associated Press | 07/23/14 10:42 AM
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 08:01 AM
Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.
By Kelli Kennedy | 07/23/14 08:03 AM
Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled.
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 07:59 AM
A Superior Court judge has turned down the state's request to add municipal governments, school districts and scores of other defendants to a lawsuit that challenges the 2011 overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system.
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:51 PM
Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:55 PM
Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of...
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:59 PM
On its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:57 PM
Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.
By Lisa Leff | 07/14/14 08:26 AM
California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.
By Lindsey Tanner | 07/14/14 08:23 AM
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
By Lindsey Tanner | 07/14/14 08:21 AM
The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
By Adam Geller | 07/14/14 08:19 AM
The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent.
By Mark Scolforo | 07/14/14 08:17 AM
The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's budget.
By Phillip Rawls | 07/14/14 08:15 AM
Gov. Robert Bentley's opposition to new state taxes during his first term could change in a second term.
By Associated Press | 07/14/14 08:11 AM
Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs.
By Zack Colman | 08/27/14
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