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Aetna To Purchase Humana Healthcare
Friday, July 03, 2015 5:58 AM
Health insurer Aetna has reached a deal to buy competitor Humana for $37 billion. It would create the second-largest managed care company and the nation's largest Medicare Advantage provider. Analysts say the health care overhaul has pushed insurers to consolidate, and a big deal has been expected for weeks. ...
NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans Not to Fly Confederate Flag
Thursday, July 02, 2015 7:24 PM
Every track that hosts a NASCAR national series race has asked its fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at its events. In a statement signed by International Speedway Corp., Speedway Motorsports Inc. and 30 tracks, the facilities vowed to have "welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment." The statement released Thursday includes independent tracks such as Tony ...
Obama Wants More Workers to Get Overtime
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:11 PM
More American workers would qualify for overtime with a plan President Barack Obama is proposing. Right now, any salaried employee paid more than $455 a week _ or about $23,600 a year _ can be called a ``manager'' and doesn't have to be paid overtime. The president wants salaried employees earning up to about $50,400 to be able to earn overtime. Obama says the current ...
Rand Paul to Court Pot Donors
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:00 AM
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is holding a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been ...
Opinion: Fighting for Kentucky Jobs
Monday, June 29, 2015 4:11 PM
For years, the Obama administration and its overzealous bureaucratic regulators at the EPA have waged a war against Kentucky coal jobs, miners, and their families. And I've vowed to do all I can to stop them. I'm pleased to report that recently the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, took an important step towards using Congress's power of the purse to rein in the agency on several ...
NY Inmate Shot After Trooper Sees Suspicious Man
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:01 PM
State police say a trooper shot a prison escapee after spotting him walking down a road just a couple miles from the Canadian border. Authorities say the trooper spotted a suspicious man around 3:20 p.m. in the town of Constable. It turned out to be David Sweat, one of the two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate New York prison three weeks ago. Sweat was taken into custody and ...
Surveillance Powers Lapse with No Deal in Senate
Monday, June 01, 2015 12:55 AM
Several post-Sept. 11 anti-terror provisions have lapsed after the Senate failed to extend them before the deadline at midnight. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is running for president, took credit for the outcome as he used Senate rules to slow action. The expiration may be only temporary. The Senate now looks ready to accept a House-passed bill that extends the ...
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