State slinks further into ethics morass
NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.
In this undated photo, the VA Medical Center Building 1 is pictured in St. Cloud, Minn. New audit data show waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system. The average wait time for a patient seeking…
FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to…
SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.
Fantex CEO Buck French works on a laptop during a promotional stop in San Francisco. The San Francisco company is trying to turn sports stars into commodities whose moneymaking potential can be bought and sold on an exchange run by Fantex.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.
WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
CHICAGO | More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal government's projection for the state's enrollment at this point of the rollout.
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their…
WASHINGTON | Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet wha…
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama on Monday offered "no excuses" — and little explanation — for the computer bugs still frustrating Americans who are trying to enroll online for insurance plans at the center of his health care law. But software developers tasked with building the site said…
The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.
CHICAGO | Religion and the nation's new health law haven't exactly been viewed as friendly partners in the public eye, with most of the attention focused on religious employers' objections to covering the cost of birth control.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Senate has passed an initiative allowing for the construction and operation of the long-awaited third Chicago area airport, along with two other major projects.
SPRINGFIELD | The head of the board that regulates Illinois' gambling said Tuesday that a proposed expansion calling for five new casinos raises so many questions about oversight of a Chicago casino that it should be separated into its own bill.
LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Republican majority will soon have to decide what they hate more: government regulations or abortions.
BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.
NEWARK, N.J. | Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA are poised to move forward with their legal fight over New Jersey's plans to allow sports gambling.
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