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1 hr ago |

Tanning bed, novelty lighter bills to become law

The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.


Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law, Nebraska

4 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Unpaid hospital bills drop after Medicaid expansion

Unpaid hospital bills drop after Medicaid expansion PHOENIX -- A survey by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association finds a 31 percent reduction in uncompensated care through April.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Health Insurance, Phoenix, AZ

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Where Federal Law Exempts Same-Sex Couples

More than a year after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex married couples are seeing a range of federal laws and benefits that touch married life extended to them, even if they live in states that don't recognize their nuptials.


Related Topix: Law, Wedding, Social Security, Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The high court's high-handedness

The Rev. Bruce Prescott, left, applauds during a vigil outside a Hobby Lobby store in Edmond, Okla., June 30, in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Politics, Law

Windsor Beacon

Tenn. governor may talk Medicaid with new HHS chief

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will get a chance to reopen talks with the federal government over expanding the state's Medicaid program when he sits down Sunday with the Department of Health and Human Services' new leader.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors

WHO-TV Des Moines

National Gay Blood Drive Held In Des Moines

"I gave blood when I was in high school, I would still be giving blood if I could but the policies of the FDA it doesn't allow it to happen," says Tyler of Des Moines.


Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Law

KXLY-TV Spokane

Medical marijuana research stalls

A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she's been planning for four years has cost her her job.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, University of Arizona, Law

ABC News

Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars

In his weekly radio/YouTube address, President Obama derided House Republicans' planned lawsuit against him, warning that GOP lawmakers will spend taxpayer dollars on a frivolous legal challenge.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law

Northern Michigan News

Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.


Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

Being able to take a couple puffs of his e-cigarette inside the bars kept him out of the lineup of smokers outside downtown bars - and away from temptation, he said.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Law, Libraries, Food and Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

The Marion Star

Experts say brain damage, not weakness, leads to repeated drug use

An addict craves drugs the way most people crave food, water and sex. That's because the parts of the brain that remind you to eat, drink and repopulate the species are the same portions that drugs attack.


Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Law, Marion, OH

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Pot researcher fired: AZ pot researcher sacked, what's the agenda behind firing?

Arizona University Professor Susan Sisley joins HuffPost Live to talk about why she was fired over her medical marijuana research.


Related Topix: Drugs, Arizona, Arizona Government, Marijuana, University of Arizona, Law

North County Public Radio

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare claims.


Related Topix: Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Carthage, NY

WFAA-TV Dallas

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch

Furious after discovering that their longtime doctors weren't part of their new Anthem Blue Cross plans under the federal health care law, many Bay Area residents didn't just get mad.


Related Topix: California, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Santa Monica, CA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam

The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne, Fla.


Related Topix: Law, Miami, FL, us Travel, Travel

Logan Banner

Former Logan Circuit Clerk pleas guilty

Former Logan County Circuit Clerk Alvis Porter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty today to failing to collect, account for, and pay over federal employment taxes.


Related Topix: Prison, Logan County, WV, Law, Holden, WV, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules

But work will continue to examine possible scenarios that might play out for Vermonters from the rules.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Law

WIS-TV Columbia

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Law, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

CBS Local

Gov. Patrick Signs Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Bill

Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Law, Framingham, MA