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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 05, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. December 1, 2022. Editorial: State’s hospitals face pressure on multiple fronts Nebraska’s hospitals are facing a financial crunch that will soon impact every taxpayer in the state. Put at its simplest, costs for hospitals from...

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

Dec. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EST

It's now a lot easier — and cheaper — for many hard-of-hearing Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars...

Missouri man admits 26-year Social Security fraud

Dec. 02, 2022 15:58 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has admitted that he stole almost $200,000 by collecting his mother's Social Security benefits for 26 years after her death. Reginald Bagley, 62, of Dellwood, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of stealing money belonging to the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Nov. 19, 2022 20:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez defeated rival Democrat David Kim on Saturday in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank. With nearly all the ballots counted, Gomez had 51.3% to 48.7% for Kim, or a margin of about 3,000 votes. ...

Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns

Nov. 09, 2022 19:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden claimed vindication the day after the midterm elections, saying Democrats had “a strong night” and he planned to change nothing about his approach despite facing the likelihood of divided government in the nation’s capital. “I’m...

5 mistakes you’re making with Medicare open enrollment

Nov. 09, 2022 08:34 AM EST

Millions of retirees are in the thick of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, but many find the process challenging. Some don’t understand the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage, many are overwhelmed by Medicare advertising, and only 4 in 10 people...

GOP Sen. Johnson holds narrow lead in battleground Wisconsin

Nov. 09, 2022 02:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson held a narrow lead early Wednesday as he sought to win a third term in battleground Wisconsin against Mandela Barnes, a Democrat who refused to concede the race until all votes had been counted. Johnson stopped short of...

New Hampshire Democrats Pappas, Kuster reelected to Congress

Nov. 09, 2022 01:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas both won reelection to Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st and 2nd Districts, defeating two pro-Trump Republicans. Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt, who worked in the White House press office under former President Donald...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins US House seat in Rhode Island

Nov. 08, 2022 22:57 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control. Magaziner defeated Republican Allan Fung, a former Cranston mayor, in the general election...