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Tennessee editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The Greenville Sun on smoke detectors: Smoke detectors save lives. If you needed convincing of that, an article on the front page of Monday’s edition (Nov. 18) of the Greeneville Sun should’ve done the trick. As Ken Little reported, a family...

Mexican president defends indigenous pensions plan

Nov. 18, 2019 6:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Monday defended a plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65, compared with 68 for other Mexicans. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was elected last year after campaigning to help marginalized people, said those who question...

Feds charge at least 10 men in Nigerian online romance scam

Nov. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least 10 men in several states have been charged in a Nigerian romance money laundering scheme that swindled victims out of more than $1.5 million. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said during a news conference in Tulsa on Wednesday that many of the victims were seniors, the Tulsa World...

Virginia doctor pleads guilty to illegal prescriptions

Nov. 13, 2019 7:01 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to unlawfully prescribing the painkillers Oxycodone and Tramadol to patients. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 58-year-old doctor Zeljko Stjepanovic admitted to writing prescriptions for patients without assessing their individual...

Michigan sees a decline in hunting licenses across the state

Nov. 11, 2019 5:11 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hunting wildlife has long been ingrained in Michigan's culture, but it is currently on a decline across the state as young adults opt to participate in other activities. Michigan had as many as 1.2 million hunters in the 1970s, '80s and into the '90s. But MLive.com reported...

Federal funds available to help residents with heating bills

Nov. 10, 2019 9:26 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says $21.6 million in federal funding will be available to help Rhode Island families and seniors with their heating bills this winter. The Rhode Island Democrat says the Trump administration is releasing the funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance...

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Nov. 8, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7% to $144.60 a month next year, officials said Friday. They blamed rising spending on medications. The $9.10 monthly increase follows a smaller $1.50 rise this year. It comes after Social Security announced a modest...

Police release name of man in Eugene shooting that wounded 3

Nov. 7, 2019 6:22 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man suspected of shooting three other people before shooting and killing himself in Eugene Wednesday. KVAL-TV reports 66-year-old Carlos Alberto Angelo shot himself after shooting a woman and two men, according to the Eugene Police Department. Police...

Fans say farewell to legendary Puerto Rico astrologer

Nov. 6, 2019 7:12 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Walter Mercado lay in his coffin Wednesday wearing a velvet suit that ranged in color from his favorite violet to dark blue as a teary woman stood nearby, transfixed by a screen that showed pictures of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer surrounded by friends, family and his...

White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices

Nov. 5, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the White...