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Sal Natale looks over a Medicare brochure at his home in Seminole, Fla., in this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Big premium increases foreseen for Medicare drug plan

- Associated Press

With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare’s popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

"I think it is the time to move on," Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told members of Enroll America, a nonprofit that drives customers into the Obamacare marketplace. (Associated Press)

Officials try to encourage confidence in Obamacare

- The Washington Times

The administration, seeking to boost confidence in Obamacare after a top insurer said it might exit the program within two years, is highlighting health plans that say they’re “doing fine” in the emerging marketplace.

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University to conduct cancer study with Tucson firefighters

Associated Press

University of Arizona researchers will be keeping tabs on Tucson Fire Department personnel over the next three years to learn more about what role chemicals from fires play in causing cancer among firefighters.

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

- Associated Press

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Editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

- Associated Press

Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, left, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Correction: GOP 2016-Fact Check story

- Associated Press

In a Sept. 17 story fact-checking a Republican presidential candidates' debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that doctors must pay a $200 fee to register with New Jersey's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, but not doctors.