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  • Student height, weight survey nearly unchanged

    Health officials say the number of students in South Dakota who were obese or overweight during the 2012-2013 school year remained practically unchanged compared to the previous year.


  • House passes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    A watered-down proposal by Republican Speaker Andy Tobin that would force Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance was approved Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, despite Democratic objections that it would kick people in need off the health insurance program.


  • OC officers get $3.5M in discrimination case

    A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $3.5 million to three Westminster police officers who said they were denied promotions because they are Latino.


  • Kentucky House panel approves adult abuse registry

    A Kentucky House panel has approved legislation aimed at preventing abuse of people living in adult care facilities.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, H&R Block Tax preparer Tracey Wales, right, working with customer Muneer Sheikh, on preparing his taxes, at an H&R Block office downtown in Washington. H & R Block reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Tax-prep firms pitch in, cash in on Obamacare

    With less than a month left for Americans to enroll in insurance plans under President Obama's health care overhaul, companies like H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service may be the administration's secret weapon in getting people to sign up.


  • Prosecutors rest case in hammer killing trial

    Prosecutors rested their case Thursday at the trial of an Arizona woman accused of fatally bludgeoning her husband with a hammer.


  • Cancer fake sentenced in Seattle for fraud

    A 52-year-old woman who claimed to have cancer and talked an elderly Auburn man into giving her more than $400,000 was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Seattle to two years in prison.


  • Utah Democrats unveil Medicaid expansion plan

    Utah Democrats have rolled out their own plan for Medicaid expansion in the state, adding yet another proposal to the mix at the Republican-controlled Legislature.


  • Corbett shifts on Medicaid proposal's work search

    Gov. Tom Corbett appeared ready Thursday to drop one of the most controversial conditions of his proposal to accept billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars and extend taxpayer-subsidized insurance to hundreds of thousands of working poor in Pennsylvania.


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