| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:54 PM
I have suddenly found myself in the ranks of the uninsured.
At 63, I left my workplace and started a company out of my home. I knew I would need private individual insurance, which would be costly. But my husband and I (he left the same employer but...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:25 AM
What if ticks were an endangered species? Would we preserve critical habitat for them? Fund a captive-tick breeding program? It would be hard for me, as a hiker and dog owner, to summon any sympathy for these disgusting little pests. If they were gone,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
At the top of Obamacare's priorities is to provide health insurance for 23 million uninsured Americans by 2016. They'll be able to shop beginning Oct. 1 for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.
For doctors, that leads to an obvious question: Will there be...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Three weeks after Tyrone West died in police custody after a Baltimore traffic stop, the state medical examiner's office said it is still investigating his cause of death amid growing calls for answers in the case.
Protesters, including West's family,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Bagged salad could be the cause of the recent cyclospora stomach bug outbreak that has sickened more than 350 people in at least 15 states.
Iowa has reported the most cases of the cyclospora bug, with 143 people falling ill. An investigation by the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:58 AM
The FBI has reopened its investigation into the kidnapping of a newborn from a Chicago hospital almost half a century ago.
The boy, named Paul Joseph Fronczak, was snatched from the former Michael Reese Hospital in 1964 by a woman posing as a nurse....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy of Tyrone West, who died last month in police custody after a traffic stop, is pending with no timetable.
Protesters, including West's family, have been demanding that prosecutors and police reveal...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
About 100 cases of West Nile virus infection -- and a dozen deaths -- could have been prevented last year if public health officials in Dallas had kept track of the proportion of infected mosquitoes caught in traps, a new study says.
A detailed analysis...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Earthlings took a step closer to faster, laser-based communication with spacecraft after a series of ground tests of an advanced laser system.
The European Space Agency announced Tuesday their lab tests in Zurich helped hone the new system, which will...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:20 AM
With all the new gluten-free products on store shelves, it can be hard — and expensive — to figure which ones are good. We’re here to help, with an occasional group of things we’ve tried and liked. Here are a trio of snacks and a...