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  • VIDEO: Veterans Affairs has lost trust of vets, American public, acting secretary says

    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.

  • Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    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...

  • Congress scrambles to deal with Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    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.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers clash on abortion bill

    Senate lawmakers are at odds over a big abortion bill before Congress.

  • Veterans Affairs spies, stonewalls on people investigating it

    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.

  • Congressional Budget Office downgrades fiscal outlook, but not because of debt

    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.

  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    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....

  • In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors

    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....

  • Fast tracking claims helped Veterans Affairs backlog stats but hurt disabled vets, inspector general finds

    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.

  • Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid

    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...

  • Astellas Pharma settles False Claims Act allegations over Mycamine

    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...

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

  • Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

    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.

  • U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

    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.

  • Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

    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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