Latest Seniors News

New Mexico settles wrongful death suit over veteran's death

Sep. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Department of Health after a Vietnam War veteran contracted COVID-19 at a veterans’ home has been settled for $300,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 75-year-old Rickey Lee Widener of Ruidoso died...

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

Sep. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist...

Biden vows US won't walk away from storm-struck Puerto Rico

Sep. 22, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the full force of the federal government is ready to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Fiona, while Bermuda and Canada's Atlantic provinces prepared for a major blast from the Category 4 storm. ...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

Montana law ending Election Day voter registration on hold

Sep. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court, in a split ruling on Wednesday, upheld a temporary order blocking the enforcement of two election-related laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature while the laws are being challenged in court. Five justices agreed with a...

Missouri Senate committee negotiates income tax cut

Sep. 19, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state senators on Monday advanced two strategies for cutting income taxes, but behind-the-scenes negotiations were still ongoing. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted out two bills on income taxes for the full Republican-led chamber to debate. ...

New Mexico focusing on seniors with COVID-19 booster rollout

Sep. 15, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials on Thursday touted the new COVID-19 booster, along with an aggressive plan to bring it to the most vulnerable populations. The state has announced a timeline to get the Omicron booster to seniors and residents of long-term care...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

Review: Jann Wenner's memoir looks as his rock, rolling role

Sep. 12, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” (Little, Brown) Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll memoir. As the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Wenner had an unusual back stage pass...

Philippines ending compulsory mask wearing outdoors

Sep. 07, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved a recommendation to end the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors across the country more than two years after it was imposed at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, top officials said Wednesday. ...