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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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  • Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

    BEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

  • Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday.

  • Undercover probe finds health law failings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA
    Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.

  • First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water
    First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September.

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull — to keep her alive.

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