WASHINGTON – House Republicans and Democrats came together last week to resolve a decade-old deficiency in the way doctors are reimbursed by Medicare.
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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children’s health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress recesses Friday.
NEW YORK — A blast from a suspected gas leak set off a seven-alarm inferno that burned four Manhattan buildings, collapsed one, partially collapsed two others, and injured 19 people, four of them critically, New York City officials said.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and declared a public health emergency in Scott County on Thursday to fight what he called an epidemic outbreak of more than 70 confirmed cases of HIV infection.
Francis C. Rooney Jr., whose leadership of H.H. Brown Shoe Co. prompted Warren Buffett to buy the Massachusetts manufacturer in 1991 for Berkshire Hathaway, has died. He was 93.
NASA has decided that instead of trying to pull in an entire small asteroid and whip it into orbit around the moon, it is going after a boulder from a larger asteroid and will try to redirect it.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day.
ATLANTA — A Baton Rouge, La., hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city’s impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Obama’s health care law.
El NIDO, Calif. — A simple instrument with a weight and a pulley confirmed what hydrologist Michelle Sneed had suspected after seeing more and more dirt vanish from the base of her equipment each time she returned to her research site last summer. The tawny earth in the San Joaquin Valley was sinking a half-inch each month.
DETROIT — A mother whose two children were found in a freezer in her Detroit home is facing child abuse charges, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.