- NC court upholds taxpayer-funded grants for private schools Updated: Jul-23-15 6:56 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools.
- Many hurdles remain despite broad deal on Medicaid expansion Updated: Jul-20-15 5:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of six officials have agreed on the broad outlines of a deal to expand Medicaid in the state. But plenty of hurdles remain to keep the plan from collapsing in Utah's Republican-dominated Legislature, as another deal did earlier this year.
- Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars Updated: Jul-20-15 4:20 pm
NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
- Survey: US companies less optimistic about future sales Updated: Jul-20-15 7:34 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey released Monday.
- Parents with kids in private schools want education grants Updated: Jul-18-15 5:31 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada parents with children already attending private school are demanding to be part of a new state program that will pay families $5,000 or more to leave public school.
- Treasurer taking public input on education savings accounts Updated: Jul-17-15 6:34 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada treasurer's office is taking public input on a new program that allows families to use public education money for private school tuition or other educational expenses.
- Renewable energy advocates say utility's fee is unfair Updated: Jul-16-15 7:33 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A proposed fee for some Montana-Dakota Utilities customers who use their own wind or solar power has drawn opposition from renewable energy backers who say the company is trying to stifle small-scale electricity generation.
- Amazon says 'Prime Day' will be annual event Updated: Jul-16-15 5:33 pm
Amazon says its "Prime Day" sale led to a sales surge and "hundreds of thousands" of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.
- In Tech: Comcast games, Microsoft music, HBO online Updated: Jul-16-15 4:20 pm
Comcast is adding another hook to try to keep customers in front of the TV: video games in its set-top boxes.
- Dexter chocolate-maker launches community supported program Updated: Jul-16-15 4:18 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Mindo Chocolate Makers, a small company producing artisanal and sustainable chocolate in Dexter, is offering a unique program the owners are calling "Community Supported Chocolate." For $150, participants in the CSC will receive three shares of Mindo chocolate products throughout the fall.
- Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales Updated: Jul-15-15 3:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped "Prime Day" sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.
- NYC soccer parade costs about $2 million Updated: Jul-10-15 10:51 am
NEW YORK - New York City officials estimate the parade for America's World Cup Soccer champions will cost $2 million.
- T-Mobile US calling plans to cover Canada and Mexico Updated: Jul-09-15 7:11 pm
NEW YORK - T-Mobile will now let its U.S. customers call, text, use apps and browse the Internet within North America without paying extra charges.
- Missouri attorney general sues Kansas City area auto shop Updated: Jul-09-15 4:38 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Attorney General office's has filed a civil lawsuit against the owners of a Kansas City area auto repair business.
- Illegal dumping threatens NM sensitive sites and waterways Updated: Jul-08-15 3:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - It's garbage day in a picturesque swath of Northern New Mexico, and plastic trash bins line both sides of the highway that runs along the Rio Chama between EspaÃ±ola and AbiquiÃº. Down a narrow county road that follows the valley's slope toward the river, the newly emptied bins are stationed at the ends of dusty residential driveways, open lids flapping.
- Nevada to soon launch $800K campaign pushing college savings Updated: Jul-07-15 6:39 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada officials are one step closer to launching a fresh new advertising blitz to promote saving for college.
- Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most residents Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.
- Grotto works to help disabled children get dental care Updated: Jul-02-15 9:17 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Getting to the dentist can be hard for anyone, but for children with special needs, the challenge is even greater.
- French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am
PARIS - A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.
- Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays Updated: Jul-01-15 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.
- High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping case Updated: Jun-30-15 10:09 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of their medical care.