More than 600,000 U.S. military veterans will go without health insurance in 2017 if 19 states fail to expand their Medicaid programs, according to the Urban Institute.
The report found that many veterans fall into the “Medicaid gap” -- not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, but making too much to qualify for federal subsidies stipulated in the Affordable Care Act. Some uninsured veterans may be able to obtain VA care, but not all of them choose it or meet the eligibility requirements.
Thirty-two states have expanded their Medicaid programs since Obamacare passed in 2010, and 20 million more Americans have health insurance than did six years ago. Many Republican-controlled states refused to do it, leaving many of their residents in what's now called the "Medicaid gap."
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Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.
The company has closed 29 stores, but said the remaining 76 Cosi restaurants located around the country will remain open as it goes through the bankruptcy process.
Orlando emerged as a possible location for the Dec. 3 game after the ACC joined other sports leagues in pulling out of North Carolina amid backlash over controversial state House Bill 2.
When two firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.
Within minutes, though, they performed actions that led to them being hailed as heroes: One went inside to help treat the wounded and the other searched for the shooter.
The head of Yosemite National Park is retiring following employee complaints that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct, allegations also raised in other popular national parks, officials said Thursday.
Superintendent Don Neubacher announced his plans Wednesday, said Andrew Munoz, a spokesman for the National Park Service. It comes less than a week after a congressional oversight committee unveiled that at least 18 Yosemite staffers complained of a toxic work environment.
The employees described "horrific working conditions (that) lead us to believe that the environment is indeed toxic, hostile, repressive and harassing," the park service said in a preliminary report last month.
A Maryland man is suspected of killing his wife in their Hartford County home and then their son in a Washinton suburb, before taking his own life in an apparent double-murder-suicide, police said.
Farhad Siddique, 19, was reported missing to University of Maryland police Wednesday evening. Officers found the bodies of Siddique and his father, 57-year-old Nasir Siddique, in a parking lot on 48th Avenue, less than a mile from the university's College Park campus in Prince Geroge County.
The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family.
One image of a wagon full of orangutans refers to "moving day'' at the White House.
Several West York borough council members say they want to see Mayor Charles Wasko leave office.
Wasko didn't respond to a Facebook message and wasn't answering his home telephone Thursday. Reached by the York Daily Record, he used a vulgar term to describe what's "going on up at the borough office.''
The deadly train crash at Hoboken Terminal that killed at least one person, injured up to 100 more and caused significant structural damage to one of New Jersey's busiest railroad stations could have a devastating effect on transportation in the region in the coming days.
Several train lines, light rails and ferry services were suspended to and from the Hoboken Terminal Thursday, impacting the commute of more than 50,000 people who use the major transit hub daily.
Officials have not yet said when service will resume.
A woman died and more than 100 other people were hurt when an NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal and cables and causing part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse.
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, was the only person killed when train No. 1614 barreled through a platform at Hoboken Terminal at about 8:45 a.m. De Kroon, A Hoboken resident who was standing on the platform, leaves behind a child and husband.
Preliminary reports suggest the crash was either accidental or caused by operator error, according to five law enforcement officials. They stressed it was early in the investigation, though.
National Hurricane Center
Matthew strengthened to a hurricane Thursday afternoon as it swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean after hitting islands at the sea's southern entry with heavy wind and rain.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts and is moving west at 17 MPH, sitting 190 miles northeast of Curacao.
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American Library Association
The 2016 Banned Books Week is over on Friday but it's never too late to celebrate the freedom to read.
The annual event is promoted by the American Library Association and other organizations. Each year the association releases a list of the top ten most challenged books across the country. These titles are based on the frequency a book has been challenged or removed from libraries or schools in the US.
Take a look of the most challenged books in 2015.
Sky-watchers have seen a harvest moon, the rare super blood moon total eclipse and now a new lunar event is on the horizon.
On Sept. 30, the “black moon” will rise in the sky, but catching a glimpse of it might prove impossible. It's invisible.
Though the term "black moon" isn't recognized by NASA, according to Joe Rao of Space.com, it's an astronomical phenomenon where, every couple of years, the moon is completely blanketed in darkness twice in one month.
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Two sisters from Minnesota were found dead in their hotel room on a paradise island in the Indian Ocean last week, NBC News reported.
Annie Korkki, 37 and Robin Korkki, 42, were vacationing at a $2,000-a-night luxury resort on the Seychelles island of Mahé.
They were found dead on Sept. 22 after an employee at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa tried to wake them, according to the hotel and local officials.
"There were no marks on them whatsoever," Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St Ange told NBC News. "They had a good time in the day and then they went to their room."
The sisters' brother and mother have traveled to the island to look for answers, St Ange said.
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Helicopter footage from over the scene of a train crash at Hoboken Terminal.