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Medicaid expansion would save Wisconsin $206M

08/17/2014 2:00am
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a new report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.

Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities

08/17/2014 7:01am
With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.

Business development center adds mini-courses

08/17/2014 7:40am
The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media.

DC program puts veggies on poor residents' tables

08/17/2014 8:50am
"Oh, look!" said Loretta Haynesworth, 73, pointing to a collection of plump yellow and violet plums lined up in one of the stands on a recent weekend at the H Street Northeast farmers market. At the farmer's encouragement, Haynesworth, wearing a bright pink shirt with matching pink lipstick, took a bite.

Veterans' next battle: Legal rights

08/17/2014 8:50am
In a year when the Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly come under fire for problems ranging from deadly delays in medical appointments to its hefty backlog of benefit claims, the need for legal assistance for veterans has often taken a lower priority.

Enfield couple designing 'kinder' mousetraps

08/17/2014 9:11am
Make no mistake: James and Linda Blanchard are no fans of mice.

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

08/17/2014 9:50am
In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

08/17/2014 10:51am
Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses.

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore

08/17/2014 11:40am
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

Land owners join Ohio child cancer cluster suit

08/17/2014 1:10pm
The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster.

Study: Changes needed in W.Va. to reduce smoking

08/17/2014 1:20pm
West Virginia's adult smoking rate has not declined significantly in nearly two decades, and a new study says drastic changes in policy and community engagement will be needed to address the issue.

Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78K

08/17/2014 1:30pm
New England's tallest lighthouse has attracted a top bid of $78,000, but the federal government must still approve the sale.

'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

08/17/2014 1:41pm
Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

State covers most of employee health care costs

08/17/2014 2:40pm
A new report says the state of Wyoming pays for 85 percent of state employees' health care premiums.

Sophie Masloff, 1st female Pittsburgh mayor, dies

08/17/2014 2:51pm
Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh's first female mayor, died Sunday. She was 96.

Amazon moving warehouse from Fernley to Reno

08/17/2014 3:31pm
Amazon intends to move its distribution warehouse from Fernley to an industrial park north of Reno next year, a move that will shift hundreds of jobs from Lyon to Washoe County.

Hospital owner plans new $35M facility in NE Omaha

08/17/2014 3:31pm
Alegent Creighton Health is planning to replace Creighton University's hospital with a new $35 million medical facility in northeast Omaha.

Indiana State Fair attendance tops 900,000

08/17/2014 4:11pm
Spotty showers Sunday did not prevent the Indiana State Fair from topping a total attendance of 900,000 with admissions on its final day, a fair spokesman said.

Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

08/17/2014 6:50pm
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

08/17/2014 7:50pm
As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.

Revel wanted to close Atlantic City casino Monday

08/17/2014 7:50pm
If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday.