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Hefty fees for some drugs under ACA

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

Breast cancer survivor Ginny Mason was thrilled to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act despite her pre-existing condition. But when she realized her arthritis medication fell under a particularly costly tier of her plan, she was forced to switch to another brand.

 

Gun used against Pope to be exhibited

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

The gun used by a would-be assassin to shoot Pope John Paul II will be on display at a museum dedicated to the pontiff as a sign of God's protection of him, according to priests in charge of the museum.

 

Jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

The scientists and support staff stationed on Amsterdam Island find professional value in being about as far away from the hubbub of humanity as it's possible to get. But this week, some of them wandered down to the southern Indian Ocean shoreline to look for the floating objects that could help explain the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

 

 

Clinton appeals to idealism of students

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

Looking out to a theater full of motivated college students, Hillary Rodham Clinton said their generation showed great promise as "open-minded and tolerant" Americans ready to step forward for an important cause.

 

Cat behaviorist heading to Oregon after attack

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell."

 

Police: Teen bypasses guard, reaches WTC spire

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A teenage thrill-chaser slipped through a fence, eluded a security guard and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center, authorities said Thursday as concerns swirled about a seemingly audacious breach at what is supposed to be one of the world's most secure sites.

 

 

Sanctions target Putin's inner circle

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

 

 

Report: Labor in tub OK but water births unproven

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve a mom-to-be's pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.

 

 

House Minority Leader: Health law a winner for Democrats

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it.

 

Westboro's Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

 

Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A Swiss Emmentaler has been named the top cheese at an international competition in Wisconsin, handing the nation its fourth win in the past five years.

 

 

Australia checking two objects in search for plane

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean today hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.

 

Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune -- and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Inmate death in overheated cell probed

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.

Jeb Bush: Follow through on Common Core standards

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.

 

Half of U.S. adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.

 

 

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