Latest Seniors News

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

May. 22, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. "I learned the 'old school' way, but it's changed," says Perry, founder of Perry Law in Dallas. "Nowadays, with the employees coming in...

First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

May. 21, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her. Winslow's attorneys said the two had consensual sex and...

Prosecutor: Ex-NFL player raped homeless woman, 2 others

May. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers argued the...

California regulators not taking action against care homes

May. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 million in back wages and penalties. "There's no accountability," said Hina Shah, an associate law professor at Golden...

Elder care homes rake in profits as workers earn a pittance

May. 19, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

She alights from a black Ferrari convertible, her Christian Louboutin stilettos glinting in the sunlight. The lid of her black lacquer grand piano is propped open in the living room of her plush Beverly Hills home. "I own a chain of elderly care facilities," she says into the camera on Bravo's reality television...

Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas

May. 16, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday. Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney's office, said 46-year-old...

Authorities name 2 men in plane missing over Lake Michigan

May. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men they believe were aboard a small plane that went missing over Lake Michigan in northern Michigan. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Wednesday that the Benzie County sheriff's office lists the missing men as 65-year-old Randal...

Man pleads guilty in $30M mail scam targeting elderly

May. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty in a direct-mail scam that stole more than $30 million from the elderly and others by promoting non-existent prizes. Federal prosecutors say that for six years, Shaun Sullivan, of Merrick, and the scam's ringleader, Tully Lovisa, of Huntington...

The Latest: Coast Guard says 6 dead after Alaska crash

May. 14, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision of two sightseeing floatplanes in Alaska that killed at least four people (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Coast Guard says two more bodies have been recovered after two floatplanes collided in Alaska, bringing the death toll to six. Coast Guard Lt....

Washington now 1st state with long-term care program

May. 13, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is the first state in the nation to establish a program to help offset the costs of long-term care, under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Starting in 2025, the program promises a benefit for those who pay into the program, with a lifetime maximum of $36,500 per...