03/10/14 12:32 PM
Among other changes, the regulation proposed to remove three classes of drugs from a special protected list that guarantees seniors access to a wide selection of critical medications.
03/10/14 12:17 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — A military judge was considering Monday whether a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon unlawfully interfered in the case against a brigadier general charged with sexual assault, threatening the closely watched court martial. The latest twist in the case comes at a time when...
By Michael Biesecker | 03/10/14 10:41 AM
The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges began considering new evidence Monday that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that...
By Taylor W. Anderson | 03/10/14 10:34 AM
When rural districts need to stretch dollars, staffers often do more than one job. In Cuba City, the math and computer teacher are the same person. In Mineral Point, the superintendent also serves as business manager and director of technology.
By Melinda Deslatte | 03/10/14 10:33 AM
The Louisiana Legislature opens its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a rollback of toughened educational standards and a boost to the state's minimum wage among a wide-ranging list of proposals up for debate.
By Don Thompson | 03/10/14 10:31 AM
California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians.
By Associated Press | 03/10/14 10:29 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is calling on the Legislature to reject proposed cuts in community-based mental health cuts.
03/10/14 10:10 AM
GONZALES, La. — An accounting error discovered last summer cost the Ascension Parish Court $1.173 million over seven years. But it's been corrected and a plan put into place for the court to recover the lost funds. The error might boil down to two financial accounts that had very similar...
03/10/14 10:05 AM
TRENTON, N.J. — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial. The Times of Trenton reports that Tony Mack's lawyer, Mark Davis, made the appeal in a 23-page brief filed Friday. Davis...
03/10/14 09:57 AM
AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...
03/10/14 09:49 AM
PARIS — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there's a good chance that no one's checking whether you're using someone's lost or stolen passport. A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international...
03/10/14 09:38 AM
DOVER, Del. — A new analysis shows the number of Delaware residents receiving food stamps has nearly tripled over the past decade. The News Journal obtained data from the state Department of Health and Social Services showing the number of food stamp recipients in each zip code. Every county...
03/10/14 09:31 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley will not support an earlier proposal to keep food stamp recipients from buying junk food, instead backing an idea requiring people in three counties to show they are working or looking for a job to get the benefits. Haley's proposal will have to be approved...
By Associated Press | 03/10/14 09:29 AM
Chittenden County commuters can look forward to a hassle-free bus ride to work after the bus drivers' union and country transportation authorities reached a contract deal.
03/10/14 09:24 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland congressman says the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to investigate Maryland's troubled health care exchange. Rep. Andy Harris confirmed in a statement Monday that his office has been notified that the inspector general...
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