Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest
Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.
Epstein's death raises questions about how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of such high-profile inmates. In October, Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred.
The hospital industry is pleased with a recent rule change that will provide a wage index increases for four years to hospitals that have been on the low end of reimbursements. Sen. Richard Shelby, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the rule change earlier this month.