- Minneapolis approves mandatory paid sick leave ordinance Updated: May-27-16 4:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Thousands of people who work in Minneapolis will gain eligibility for paid sick time starting next summer under an ordinance approved Friday.
- Man gets prison for molesting women during massage therapy Updated: May-27-16 9:27 am
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - A massage therapist will spend 6½ to 13 years in prison for molesting women during massage sessions at an eastern Pennsylvania spa that's being sued as a result.
- Takata taps financial adviser as recall costs mount Updated: May-26-16 12:29 pm
TOKYO - Faced with mounting costs from a global recall of air bags, Japanese supplier Takata Corp. has hired the advisory firm Lazard to engineer a restructuring of its finances, likely with the help of some of its biggest customers.
- Bill would end free skiing for New Hampshire seniors Updated: May-26-16 12:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire seniors may have to start paying to ski during the week after more than 40 years of free time on the slopes at the state-owned Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
- Audit: Nevada health exchange may be overpaying for outreach Updated: May-24-16 9:13 pm
LAS VEGAS - A state audit released Tuesday raised questions about whether Nevada's health insurance exchange is using its money wisely, citing outreach organizations that are being paid tens of thousands of dollars but haven't provided proof that they were promoting the exchange for much of that time.
- Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that way Updated: May-24-16 3:46 pm
DALLAS - Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year.
- Arizona ruling allows hospital liens in some Medicaid cases Updated: May-23-16 2:06 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court says hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.
- Partners to end heart surgery at Salem Hospital Updated: May-23-16 11:16 am
SALEM, Massachusetts - Partners HealthCare plans to stop performing heart surgeries at its Salem Hospital and instead send those patients to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
- The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts Updated: May-23-16 10:14 am
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts - It all starts with a $20 to $30 purchase.
- A parent for life Updated: May-21-16 2:07 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Jana Tritto walked downstairs to find her daughter, Heather, having a seizure.
- Hospital sues health agency over hepatitis C outbreak Updated: May-21-16 1:00 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Exeter Hospital has filed another lawsuit in hopes of getting others to pay for settlements it reached after a traveling medical technician infected patients with hepatitis C.
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Honolulu to settle suit from lesbians jailed after kissing Updated: May-20-16 11:01 pm
HONOLULU - Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit from two gay women who allege a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store.
- Job training program initiated by Hassan faces vote delay Updated: May-20-16 3:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A proposal by Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's administration to spend $8 million in federal funds on a workforce training program for low-income people is facing a delay by lawmakers.
- Uncertain how many La. students will get vouchers next year Updated: May-20-16 8:05 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Parents relying on Louisiana's voucher program to put their children through private schools are in the same predicament as others who depend on state services, uncertain where next year's budget will leave them.
- Court says no to Florida utility charging for drilling plan Updated: May-19-16 6:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's highest court on Thursday told state regulators that it was wrong to let the state's largest utility charge its customers for the cost of an oil and gas drilling project in another state.
- Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits Updated: May-19-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit against Nevada school choice program Updated: May-18-16 8:39 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas judge dismissed claims that Nevada's sweeping new school choice program violated the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools, although the voucher-style program remains on hold over different concerns raised in a separate lawsuit.
- County to help pay for hepatitis testing for clinic patients Updated: May-18-16 11:55 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - The Raleigh County Commission has voted to cover some of the testing costs for Raleigh Heart Clinic patients possibly exposed to hepatitis.
- Wedding planner accused of taking thousands, making no plans Updated: May-18-16 11:03 am
KEY WEST, Florida - A Florida Keys wedding planner faces grand theft and fraud charges after two couples complained she took their money but didn't plan their weddings.
- Target reports declining revenue in first quarter Updated: May-18-16 10:25 am
NEW YORK - Target easily beat first-quarter profit expectations, but slowing sales at the Minneapolis retailer and across much of the retail sector is creating a lot of unease.
- Thousands of underage migrants live in shadows across Europe Updated: May-18-16 3:06 am
Outside the train station in Rome, teen migrants sell drugs from school backpacks and trade sex for cash or clothes. In the capital of Sweden, they steal food from supermarkets and sleep on the streets. From makeshift camps along the northern French coast, they try to hop at night onto the backs of moving trucks headed to Britain.
- Massachusetts families grapple with rising college costs Updated: May-17-16 4:35 pm
WORCESTER, Massachusetts - Growing up next to the beckoning gleam of the city's colleges, Rose Molina's daughter envisioned herself going to one of those schools one day. "It was one of the things she'd talk about when she was very young," she said.
- Medical charity MSF urges US to pay Afghan hospital victims Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing to pay compensation to the wounded and families of the Afghans killed in the assault last October.
- LA school district settles for $88M in sex abuse cases Updated: May-17-16 4:46 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $88 million to settle teacher sex-abuse lawsuits involving 30 children and their families at two elementary schools, plaintiffs' attorneys announced.