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1 hr ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.


Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Law

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes Milestones

Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials to refuse entry of shipments into U.S. June 2009: The Food and Drug Administration said testing of products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals, including a key ingredient in antifreeze.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

2 hrs ago | KMIZ

FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulations

On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs.


Related Topix: Law

5 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

'Bionic eye' offers hope to those with vision loss

A "bionic eye" may now help blind patients regain at least a sense of vision. Linda Schulte, the first patient with the implanted technology since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, couldn't be more thrilled.


Related Topix: Law

10 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

A Central Texas medical supply operator has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison in a nearly $3.4 million health care fraud scheme.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Law

14 hrs ago |

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics, Barack Obama

18 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Va. Lawmakers Return to Consider McAuliffe Vetoes

Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's changes to the General Assembly's 2014 legislation.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, Law

22 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Painting, Arts, Law, Senator Kay Hagan

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, defended his legislative record while tea party favorite Greg Brannon picked at him on the health care overhaul and national education standards.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Law, Davidson College

Park Record

Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story

In a story April 18 about Illinois Medicaid paying an estimated $12 million for services for people listed in state records as deceased, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the state's contract with Maximus Health Services ended last year.


Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, Park City, UT

Fox 23

Massachusetts issues restrictions for painkiller Zohydro

Gov. Deval Patrick has laid out new restrictions for the use of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, after a federal judge ruled earlier this month that his attempt at an outright ban was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Law

WTVF Nashville

Democrats Bemoan Lack Of Medicaid Expansion

Democratic leaders said Republican Governor Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee cast a dark shadow over his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.


Related Topix: Law, Bill Haslam, Nashville, TN

ABC News

Court Critical of Ohio Law Punishing Campaign Lies

The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.


Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, 2012 Presidential Election

KTRE-TV Lufkin

General Motors seeks more protection from suits

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The Wichita Eagle

Peters submits signatures to run for US Senate

U.S. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters talks to reporters before turning in signatures to run for Michigan's U.S. Senate on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Lansing, Mich.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Carl Levin, Lansing, MI, Law

Bellingham Herald

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Gov. Scott Walker said Monday his administration is ready to start work on extending Family Care to Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Marinette, WI, Law, Medicaid, Health, Long Term Care

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Governor McAuliffe Touts First 100 Days in Office

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is celebrating his administration's accomplishments during its first 100 days in office.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Times Herald

Supreme Court skeptical of Coke's 'pomegranate juice'

Coca-Cola didn't get much love from the Supreme Court Monday in claiming that its pomegranate-blueberry juice is the real thing.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Drink, Soft Drinks, Law

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Doctor convicted in outbreak to undergo evaluation

A former Nevada doctor at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.


Related Topix: Law


Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, Medicaid