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A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.

 

 

Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

'The perfect poison': Ricin used in 3 recent cases

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

The key ingredient -- castor beans -- is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment.

 

 

5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

OPEC keeps oil output target at 30M barrels

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.

 

Banks report record earnings of $40.3B

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

 

McDonald's CEO: I lost weight by being active

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.'s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again." But he said he hasn't changed his habit of eating at McDonald's "every, single day."

 

 

Letters underscore NYC mayor's place in gun debate

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he's in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead.

 

 

'Bucket list' item leads to women's arrest in Fla.

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

Study: When helmet laws are weakened, injury costs increase

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.

 

Tornadoes hit in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

At least three tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, including one in Tulsa, and two more hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine people were injured.

 

 

Would-be Chicago bomber gets 23 years

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

 

Boston suspect is walking, mother says

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.

 

 

Average Americans far from regaining previous wealth

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

 

Microsoft aims to simplify with Windows 8.1 update

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

 

Soldier to admit Afghan massacre

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

 

 

Wrecks belie improving rail safety

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

 

 

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