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The Social Security Administration's main campus in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Social Security closes offices even as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, […]

06/18/2014

President Barack Obama, standing with supporters of his health care law, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Builders of Obama’s health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration’s showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others […]

10/22/2013

Judge tells man he’s still legally dead

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared decades ago is finding out there’s no easy way to come back from the dead. Donald Miller Jr. went to court this week to ask a county […]

10/10/2013

Social Security judge accused of disability scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia collaborated with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, according to a report released Monday by congressional investigators. The report […]

10/07/2013

Patricia Jones, 34, center, poses for a photo outside of her home in Newark, N.J., with her children, clockwise from top, Nature Harris, 15, Latrell Armstrong, 2, Dashaquan Armstrong, 6, and Pashalae Armstrong, 4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob’s mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program […]

10/03/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks with reporters about the looming deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans on a strategy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Here’s the truth: The government doesn’t shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government doesn’t shut down. So the world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before the […]

09/19/2013

The Social Security Administration's main campus in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Investigators: 36,000 workers game disability system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday. The […]

09/13/2013

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3 things to know about Social Security

When it comes to Social Security, have you heard about the “Viagra benefit”? How about “File and Suspend”? And, are you paying too much to work? Andy Landis of Thinking Retirement explains in this conversation […]

08/16/2013

In this undated photo provided by WBIR-TV, 7-month old Martin DeShawn McCullough is held by his mom, Jaleesa Martin. (AP Photo/WBIR-TV, Heidi Wigdahl)

Judge changing baby’s name Messiah draws reaction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge’s decision to change a baby’s first name from Messiah to Martin is drawing strong reactions from people who believe the judge overstepped her powers and those who think […]

08/12/2013

Most popular baby names for 2012

(AP) — Top baby names for girls in 2012 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Isabella 4. Olivia 5. Ava 6. Emily 7. Abigail 8. Mia 9. Madison 10. Elizabeth Top baby names for boys 1. […]

05/09/2013

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