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Employers step in to prevent worker burnout

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

olkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.

 

 

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

 

 

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.

 

 

Fast-food strikes aim at 100 U.S. cities

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

 

Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

mid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Games in Berlin.

Hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.

 

Double vision: Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

 

Government: HealthCare.gov on the mend

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage -- if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.

'A Christmas Story' at 30: Now part of the family

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite.

Probe seeks cause of NYC train crash that killed 4

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Federal authorities today were beginning an exhaustive investigation into what caused a New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve to derail, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.

 

Montana appeals teacher's rape sentence

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

The Montana attorney general's office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was illegally lenient.

 

Officials: Speed a factor in Walker's deadly crash

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker while the actor's fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree.

Did Comet ISON survive? Scientists hopeful

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.

 

China claims win in scrubbing Internet clean

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.

 

Dog found under rubble 9 days after Ill. tornado

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.

 

North Korea says detained American tourist apologizes for crimes

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.

 

 

Should you worry or is U.S. military at the ready?

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by budget cuts.

 

 

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