Plan targets health care bias against transgender people
Health / Lifestyle / U.S. News

Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the president’s health overhaul. The new protections are part of a much broader proposed regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services. In a first, the Affordable Care Act specified … Continue reading

Campus Life / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

“Due process” movement gains momentum, moves to center stage in campus sexual assault debate

WASHINGTON / September 3, 2015 – A renewed focus on due process for students accused of sexual assault has emerged in recent months, as indicated by expressions of concern by law professors, a new federal legislative initiative, key judicial decisions, evolving media coverage, and upcoming public events.   The shift in the debate can be traced to … Continue reading

Business / Health

Synergetics USA to Be Acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  O’FALLON, MO — (Marketwired) — 09/02/15 — Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (“Valeant”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX)(TSX: VRX), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire Synergetics for $6.50 per share in cash. In addition to the … Continue reading

Health / National

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  BUFFALO GROVE, IL — (Marketwired) — 09/01/15 — The Stationery Studio ( has designed a new line of products in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. They have partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer ( to help raise awareness and donate proceeds from sales. The Stationery Studio will be donating 10% of … Continue reading

Health / National

Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department’s inspector general said Wednesday, September 2, but “serious” problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care. About one-third of the 867,000 veterans … Continue reading

Health / National

Study Maps Double-Digit Obamacare Hikes on the Federal Exchange

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/02/15 — Today released a new study highlighting differences in 2016 Obamacare rate hike requests among states using the federal health insurance exchange, The analysis, based on government data, reveals which states have the highest proposed rate increases and which states have the highest percentage of … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Schools consider regional handling of sexual assault cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that the idea was discussed Monday during a meeting of presidents of public institutions at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University of Virginia … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Randolph-Macon College breaks enrollment record

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A record number of students have enrolled at Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester. Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren says enrollment topped 1,420 students. The total includes 60 transfer students, which also is a record, and 413 incoming freshmen. The college says enrollment has exceeded 1,300 students for four consecutive years. … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Campus Life / Featured / Games / MEAC

2015 NSU Football Position-by-Position Preview: Linebackers

Stellar linebacker play has been a hallmark of Norfolk State’s defenses for much of the past decade. Despite the departure of two All-MEAC linebackers, defensive coordinator Jerry Holmes doesn’t expect that to change. The main reason: Holmes believes his unit has the combination of athleticism and intelligence that he requires for those positions. First, the … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Campus Life / Featured / Games / MEAC

King, Johnson Named NSU Football Captains for 2015

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced on Tuesday that senior linebacker Deon King and junior running back Gerard Johnson have been voted by their teammates as team captains for the 2015 season. King, an inside linebacker from Reston, Va., is entering his third year as a starter for the Spartans. … Continue reading

Europe / National / Science / Technology

Nations’ pledges to cut emissions called insufficient

BONN, Germany (AP) — Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won’t be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more. That’s the benchmark governments have set to avoid the worst impacts … Continue reading