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  • Former federal cyber security official guilty of child porn charges

    A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges. Jurors in federal court in Nebraska convicted Timothy DeFoggi, 56, after a four-day trial. DeFoggi is...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Regulator: Insurers May Not Limit Doctor Visits For Autism Treatment

    Insurance companies may not limit the number of doctor visits to treat autism, the Connecticut Insurance Department said in a bulletin this week. The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 prohibits a dollar limit on benefits in a health,...
  • DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
  • Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address

    Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address
    Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom. The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
  • State Presents An Unflattering Profile

    If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem. That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot: Living well. A new federal report shows...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?

    Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?
    A recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ranked the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. by how much alcohol the average resident consumes each year. Looking at a map of which states are down with the beer, wine and liquor,...
  • Cats taken in hoarding case available for adoption, fostering

      Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering. Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms

    Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms
    Original post | 4:30 p.m. Updated | 5:06 p.m. With signups for the Affordable Care Act falling last month, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to increase interest in Obamacare by the March 31 deadline. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...