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Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions
District Of Columbia
Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. Click to Continue »
October 23 2014
DC man found guilty in murder on crowded block
District Of Columbia
A District of Columbia man has been found guilty in the 2012 murder of another man on a crowded block in the city's Southeast.
October 23 2014
Enterovirus Now in 40 States, Paralysis Investigated
Fleming, colorado
Enterovirus is now in 40 states and the District of Columbia. In Colorado, health officials are investigating cases of muscle weakness in children who have the virus.
October 23 2014
As News Breaks that Second Health Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola National Nurses Call on
Oregon
The request, send in a letter to the President, came on a day in which NNU, the largest U.S. On the call, RNs from California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Texas described widespread concerns in their hospitals about inadequate preparedness at a time at least two nurses have been tested positive for the Ebola virus in a hospital where one ...
October 20 2014
Survey finds NC an expensive state to have a baby
District Of Columbia
A new survey shows North Carolina may not be the best state to give birth; although a director at Rex Hospital says that's not the case.
October 17 2014
Alleged leader of Benghazi attack faces 10 new death-penalty counts
District Of Columbia
A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned murder charges that strengthen prospects of a death penalty against an alleged Libyan terrorist leader accused of spearheading the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi… Click to Continue »
October 14 2014
State highlights: New Calif. health laws signed; Mass. judge considers partners deal
Massachusetts
A selection of health policy stories from California, Massachusetts, New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Kansas.
October 09 2014
In brief: Ruling rejects part of gay-marriage ban - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 PST
District Of Columbia
Kansas City, Mo. – A judge struck down part of Missouri’s gay marriage ban for the first time Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples “for no logical reason.” The order means such couples will be eligible to sign up for a wide range of tax, health insurance, veterans and other ...
October 04 2014
42 states reporting respiratory virus that targets kids
Oklahoma
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 500 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that has been infecting children since the summer, U.S. health officials reported.
October 02 2014
Mainers without health care increase
Washington
New census numbers reveal that Maine is one of two states that have had an increase in the amount of people without health care between 2012 and 2013. The information could be used by supporters of expanding the Affordable Care Act in Maine. A total of 27 state and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs through the ACA. Maine has not.     Gov. Paul LePage is the only ...
September 28 2014
Obamacare to get new US appeals court review
Washington
A US appeals court has agreed to revisit a July ruling that threatened to undermine President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia announced that the full court will review a decision by a panel of three of its judges which several weeks ago disallowed federal subsidies in most US states under Obama's signature Affordable Care Act ...
September 28 2014
Viewpoints: Medicaid expansion spreading; 'GOP's woman problem;' praising Medicare
Washington
The latest jerry-built effort to destroy health care reform could be defeated in the full federal appeals court in the District of Columbia. In July, a three-judge panel of that court -; taking a ridiculously crabbed view of a section in the law -; ruled 2-to-1 that tax-credit subsidies are allowed only for those buying insurance on a health exchange "established by the state."
September 28 2014
Appeals court tosses ruling on Obamacare tax credits in win for administration
Washington
A federal appeals court in Washington voted Thursday to rehear a case that threatened to derail a central provision of President Obama’s health-care reform law. The action by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means that an earlier ruling against the Obama administration and undercutting provision of tax credits through the ACA is thrown out. The case is to be re-argued ...
September 28 2014
Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Jud
District Of Columbia
Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice must submit a "Vaughn index" ...
September 25 2014
Chris Brown to appear in DC court for plea hearing on assault charge from hotel fight
District Of Columbia
WASHINGTON - Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013.
September 24 2014
Rutherford Institute Attorneys Present Oral Arguments in Hodge Case, Challenging Ban on Expressive
District Of Columbia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 / Standard Newswire / -- Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to argue against a 60-year old federal ban which broadly makes it unlawful to display any flag, banner or device designed to bring into public notice a party, organization, or movement while on the grounds of the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 24 2014
U.S. on Supreme Court Protest Restrictions: Sidewalk is Wide Enough
District Of Columbia
Solemnity, decorum and Sierra Club t-shirts were hot topics Tuesday at a federal appeals court hearing that examined the constitutionality of a ban on demonstrations on the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 24 2014
State highlights: Scrutiny on for-profit surgery centers after Joan Rivers' death; Kaiser agree
North Carolina
A selection of health policy stories from New York, California, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and Georgia.
September 14 2014
Man charged in murder of DC Department of Corrections official
District Of Columbia
Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a District of Columbia corrections official.
September 09 2014
Report: VA among 21 states not meeting all emergency standards for kids
Bland, virginia
Dropping your child off at day care or seeing them onto the school bus can be difficult — but what are your plans if the unthinkable happens? 21 states, including Virginia, and the District of Columbia do not meet all emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children. However, for the first time this year, more than half of states ...
September 08 2014
Charges in James Brady's homicide may prove tough
District Of Columbia
District of Columbia police said Friday an autopsy states the cause of Brady's death Monday was the gunshot wound to the head he suffered in 1981 during an assassination attempt on Reagan and its health consequences.
August 17 2014
It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial
District Of Columbia
Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
August 12 2014
The Obamacare Skyrocketing Premiums That Never Were
Oregon
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the federal exchange's disastrous launch, we're reminded of the Obamacare nightmares that weren't. A recent report shows that, nationwide, Obamacare premiums aren't skyrocketing as many predicted. The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers analyzed premium data for 27 states and the District of Columbia and found that, on average ...
August 12 2014
Brady's death ruled a homicide; authorities consider pursuing charges
District Of Columbia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A medical examiner determined that Monday's death of James Brady at age 73 was a homicide, even all these years later, with an autopsy revealing the cause to be the gunshot wound to the head he suffered in 1981 and its health consequences, District of Columbia police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said in a news release Friday.
August 10 2014
Death of Reagan press secretary James Brady ruled a homicide: police
District Of Columbia
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday. Police are investigating Brady's death on Monday as a homicide because of the ruling, Officer Hugh Carew said. Depending on ...
August 08 2014
James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide
District Of Columbia
His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report. The finding could lead to murder charges against Hinckley. Update at 6:55 p.m. ET. Cause Of Death: Gunshot From a D.C. Police Department release today: "On Monday, August 4, 2014, at approximately 10 ...
August 08 2014
NEXT: MURDER CHARGE? Coroner rules Reagan aide Brady's death a homicide
District Of Columbia
VIDEO: A look back at the legacy of James Brady
August 08 2014
US court: Virginia gay marriage ban unconstitutional
District Of Columbia
The State of West Virginia is among many other states and entities that are parties in the case.
August 05 2014
US court issues partial win to bin Laden assistant
District Of Columbia
WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling Monday in the case...
August 05 2014
Morrisey sues feds; AG says Obama can't 'pick and choose" laws to enforce
West Virginia
By Eric Eyre West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday, alleging that President Obama's "administrative fix" to the federal Affordable Care Act is illegal. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, challenges the president's decision last fall to suspend the federal health care law ...
August 03 2014
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