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1 hr ago | News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, Tom Corbett, AARP

5 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Mary Fallin

9 hrs ago | KAUZ

A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for... Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends converted to Islam in early adulthood and were ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lowell Sun

Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, St. Louis, MO, Riot, Jay Nixon

KCRA-TV Sacramento

'Yes means yes' consent bill passes Calif. legislature

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin

CBS Atlanta

Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Bob McDonnell, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

WELI-AM Hamden

Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem

Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of years in advance is a mug's game.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie


McDonnell Trial Day 24: Testimony Wrapping Up

The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell

ABC News 4 Charleston

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is telling the South Carolina GOP that it's important for Republicans to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.


Related Topix: US News, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, South Carolina

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, Maggie Hassan, Tewksbury, MA


UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Jay Nixon, Ferguson, MO, Air Accidents

Brandon Sun

Missouri governor names new public safety director, nearly 3 weeks after police shooting

Missouri's governor on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, 9, Riot

WXOW-TV La Crosse

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, Bobby Jindal


Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Bringing Petition To Gov. McCrory

Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, Gay/Lesbian, Raleigh, NC, Asheville, NC


Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott

Capitol Hill Blue

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand.


Related Topix: Jan Brewer

Brandon Sun

Former Florida Gov. Crist wins Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the Republican Party.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Florida, Florida Government, John McCain

KOLD-TV Tucson

Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."


Related Topix: Paul LePage, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama