Updated: 10/29/2013 - With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president's health care overhaul law.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he's not interested in bringing North Carolina legislators back to Raleigh to consider expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law.
Posted: 10/26/2013 - President Barack Obama's weekend media message is about the troubled health care website and he's asking people to give it a chance as experts work to fix it.
Posted: 10/26/2013 - Taylor Farms is recalling broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states because they contain ingredients that may be contaminated with Listeria.
Posted: 10/25/2013 - It will take a lot of work, but "HealthCare.gov is fixable," declared Jeffrey Zients, a management consultant brought in by the White House. By the end of next month, he said, there will be many fewer signup problems - but he stopped short of saying problems will completely disappear.
Posted: 10/24/2013 - That's because, for one evening, the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the president's official residence was lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Updated: 10/24/2013 - Thousands of pounds of meat products are being recalled Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Updated: 10/22/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so.
Posted: 10/20/2013 - The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed marks its 50th anniversary Oct. 31, the transformative Community Mental Health Act.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - When the world’s first test-tube baby made her debut 35 years ago, the event seized headlines.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - George W. Bush was one of the most athletic U.S. presidents -- jogging, clearing brush on his Texas ranch and an avid mountain biker. But his recent heart problems were a lot more serious than previously thought, according to NBC News.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - The state Department of Health and Human Services said starting Monday it directed county social service offices to no longer approve Work First applications. Renewing current Work First participants also has been suspended.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - A state-run program that gets federal dollars to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women and their young children won't issue any vouchers beyond those already given out for October.
Posted: 10/08/2013 - The girl, who has only been identified by her initials, S.H., has leukemia, but her parents decided to end her chemotherapy in exchange for "natural medicines."
Posted: 10/08/2013 - While advancements in medicine and technology have prolonged life expectancy and decreased premature deaths overall, women in parts of the country have been left behind.
Posted: 10/07/2013 - The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so!" Others, including insurance companies, say there's still enough time to fix the online enrollment system.
Posted: 10/07/2013 - Fire Prevention Week is this week and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin is emphasizing preventing kitchen fires.
Posted: 10/06/2013 - Before the day’s assignments begin, kindergarteners at Enrico Fermi School No. 17 in Rochester, N.Y., know there’s one ritual that always comes first: eating together.