• Central coast Sep 28, 2019

    Family of High School Teacher Murdered at Age 90 Asks Public for Help

    A beloved 90-year-old Palo Alto High School teacher was bludgeoned to death in his central coast home in January, and several months later his family fears that his case has gone cold.

  • Congress Jun 27, 2019

    Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Americans' Call Records

    Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show the NSA in October 2018 received data from a phone company in violation...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Heated Debate Over High Drug Costs Returns to Capitol Hill

    Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can’t do more to control prices and to reveal the details behind the contracts they negotiate. The hearing was the committee’s third so...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Trump Administration Proposes Higher ‘Obamacare' Premiums

    The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue. The roughly 1 percent increase could feed into the Democratic argument that the Trump administration is trying to “sabotage” coverage for millions. The administration said the proposal...

  • Donald Trump Dec 24, 2018

    FDA Casts Shadow on Hemp Win, Calling CBD Products Illegal

    The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop.

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2018

    US Reverses Policy on Migrant Children's Sponsors

    The Trump administration is changing the way it reviews sponsors who want to care for migrant children in government custody — backing off a requirement that all people in the house are fingerprinted.

  • head Nov 9, 2018

    Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

    In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing recognition that simple help at home can have a meaningful impact on patients’ well-being — and...

  • California Aug 17, 2018

    US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

    As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2018

    Bigger Paychecks, Bigger Tax Bill: 30M Taxpayers Will Owe More Due to Low Withholding, Auditors Find

    Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax withholding tables for employers were put together by the government early...

  • Donald Trump Jul 20, 2018

    Mitch McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump’s appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass. The decision came just minutes before the confirmation vote and after senators voiced concerns about his college writings.

  • Congress Jun 30, 2018

    NSA Deletion of Call Records Raising Questions

    The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in...

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