Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.
A federal judge on Friday rejected jailed former NBA player Tate George's appeal of his 2013 fraud conviction, ruling that the government provided ample evidence for a jury to find him guilty of running a real estate Ponzi scheme.
With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."
More than 8,000 flashlights with special lenses for Halloween have been recalled because they can overheat and melt. Other recalled products this week include bicycle shocks with incorrect adjustment directions and USB chargers that can melt.
Kansas City Power & Light Co. is seeking a 15.8 percent increase for about half of its Missouri customers to collect revenue it says it needs to pay for federally required environmental upgrades at its La Cygne, Kansas, coal-fired plant.
I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air.
The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.
Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. Many of them will become victims of identity theft. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be "life-altering," says Terrell McSweeny, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, at a conference Wednesday.
Five states have referendums on raising the minimum wage on Tuesday's election ballots, and legislatures in 10 states and Washington, D.C., this year approved changes in their minimums. A look at the changes and potential changes: