By Ashe Schow | 06/30/14 04:25 PM
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the Hobby Lobby's religious freedom "jeopardizes the health of women."
By Sean Lengell | 06/30/14 03:19 PM
The Supreme Court struck down a key Obamacare provision Monday, saying businesses can use religious beliefs to opt out of a requirement that employers cover birth control for employees.
06/30/14 03:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for...
By Lisa Ruhl | 06/30/14 01:40 PM
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing certain contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
06/30/14 02:13 PM
Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced an agreement on Friday between two health care companies that determines how and where Western Pennsylvania patients can receive health care after the companies’ joint contract expires....
06/30/14 02:07 PM
Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a stipulated judgment on Friday against a Snohomish couple who allegedly claimed to be collecting funds for a charity before pocketing more than half of the money. Ferguson’s office filed...
By Brian Hughes | 06/30/14 01:22 PM
The White House on Monday slammed the Supreme Court's ruling that certain businesses can opt out of Obamacare's contraception mandate, saying Congress should act to ensure that women at closely-held corporations have access to birth control.
06/30/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal...
By Philip Klein | 06/30/14 12:30 PM
The opinion didn't establish any broad new Constitutional principles, but rather ruled that the contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.
By Nora Hertel | 06/30/14 08:37 AM
Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
By Brian Hughes | 06/30/14 08:02 AM
President Obama will unveil his pick Monday to lead the problem-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs, tapping a former chief executive at Procter & Gamble to tackle deadly lapses in medical care at the overwhelmed agency. The unorthodox selection of Bob McDonald, who most recently served...
06/29/14 05:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents are being urged to avoid mosquito bites this summer now that health officials have found the season's first trace of West Nile Virus. The state's Department of Health says the virus was confirmed in a mosquito sample from Rockland County last week....
06/28/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. The court meets for a final time Monday to release decisions in its two remaining cases before the justices...
By Susan Crabtree | 06/28/14 08:02 AM
A White House review of VA uncovered layers of problems that led to extended wait times for veterans to get medical care, including a "corrosive culture," little transparency or accountability and a system that encouraged the manipulation of wait times.
06/28/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust. It says the VA lacks resources and is ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical...
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