By Steve Doty | 07/16/14 01:27 PM
Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.
07/16/14 06:48 AM
LONDON (AP) — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency released Wednesday. Officials declared...
By Sean Lengell | 07/15/14 05:23 PM
When the Supreme Court last month struck down a key Obamacare birth control mandate, it left it up to Congress to sort out the details. Less than two weeks after the ruling, both parties are scrambling to do just that.
By Ed Sykes | 07/15/14 02:39 PM
Senate lawmakers are at odds over a big abortion bill before Congress.
By Mark Flatten | 07/15/14 12:49 PM
Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
07/15/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000....
07/15/14 01:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits, the department's inspector general's office said Monday....
By Mark Flatten | 07/14/14 05:42 PM
Fast-tracking the oldest claims for disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs forced veterans to wait longer to resolve their cases, but falsely made the agency's statistics look better, the VA's inspector general said in a report issued Monday.
07/14/14 04:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The trade group representing Virginia hospitals and the conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, spent heavily on lobbying during their fight over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, newly filed reports show. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare...
07/14/14 03:29 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Friday that Kentucky joined with other states and the federal government in a settlement with a pharmaceutical company that allegedly violated the False Claims Act. Astellas Pharma US Inc. allegedly...
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.
07/14/14 07:01 AM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals. Some desperate relatives brought their loved...
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