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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid addiction, but Medicare doesn’t cover it. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
April 24, 2018 - 10:23 am
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to...
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Pope Francis kneels as he celebrates the Good Friday Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 30, 2018. Pope Francis began the Good Friday service at the Vatican with the Passion of Christ Mass and hours later will go to the ancient Colosseum in Rome for the traditional Way of the Cross procession. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 30, 2018 - 5:05 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Vatican ceremonies for Good Friday (all times local): 11 p.m. Pope Francis is asking forgiveness for a host of shameful sins, apologizing for those who seek power, money, ambition and vanity. At the end of the Good Friday Via Crucis procession at Rome's Colosseum,...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a committee hearing on the President's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 13, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristled Tuesday under questioning by Democrats about his travel spending as the Trump administration seeks deep cuts to conservation programs and fee increases at national parks. Zinke testified before a Senate committee about the agency's proposed $...
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March 13, 2018 - 5:19 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a North Carolina assisted living center has been charged for the second time with exploiting the elderly following the theft of a credit card. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office told local news outlets that 25-year-old Cianna Tynece Moore is accused of making...
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March 10, 2018 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors. The government of Tianjin, a port city of 15.5 million people east of Beijing, said half its cars will be barred from the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Lyft and Uber are expanding deeper into health care by offering to take more patients to and from non-emergency medical appointments in markets around the country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor. The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, A views of the four-story building known as the "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia. U.S. indictment charged 13 Russians with running a hidden social media trolling campaign in a bid to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Naira Davlashyan, File)
March 02, 2018 - 10:29 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — One tried his hand at standup comedy. Another wrote a psychological dissertation about loneliness among the elderly. A third, from eastern Siberia, studied economics and wildlife management, and was known to his work colleagues by the unlikely nickname of "Jay Z." They...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month. Carlton Gary was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 slayings of 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year...
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A woman passes by the food bank in the western German city Essen Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The German food bank is being criticized after deciding to only register new users if they prove they’ve got German citizenship, claiming young foreign men are scaring away elderly people and women. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 10:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — A food bank in western Germany drew widespread criticism Friday for its decision to stop giving access cards to foreigners, who it says make up a growing percentage of its users. The move was hailed by some far-right groups. The food bank in Essen announced last month it would only...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:35 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for...
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