Members of Congress Express Concern Over Biden Administration’s FFS Expansion

Medicare Advantage advocacy groups are concerned the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill will, in expanding Medicare fee-for-service (FFS), disadvantage MA. Advocacy and research group Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) on Wednesday hosted Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Terri Sewell (D-Al.) to discuss the legislation further, and implications for the...
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Woman reaches plea deal after daughter found dead amid filth

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A 50-year-old Louisiana woman has accepted a 50-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in the death of her 25-year-old disabled daughter, who died dehydrated and in filth. A coroner estimated that Cyra Shantelle Marie Harrison weighed between 65 and 70 pounds at the time of her death.
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Job alert: These jobs are open in Granbury

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Granbury: 1. Insurance CSR, $20-$22/hr, Customer Service, Agent, Full Time; 2. Airport Retail Associate - Hudson News - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; 3. Retail Specialist - Electronics - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; 4. CDL A
Digital Trends

How to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 livestream: New colors, new phones?

We are fresh off the Pixel 6 launch, and now we’re already looking ahead to Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2. The company has already announced its Galaxy S series and the foldables, and that the Galaxy Note series isn’t coming this year, so it’s still unclear what Samsung could launch at today’s event. The best guess is that Samsung is gearing up to introduce new variants and color options of its Galaxy Z lineup.
Santa Clarita Radio

Florida Man Arrested For Mail Theft After 9-1-1 Hang-Up Call In Santa Clarita

A Florida man was arrested Friday after allegedly being in possession of stolen mail and drug contraband in Santa Clarita. On Friday, deputies responded to Newhall Ranch Road and Gateway Village in Valencia regarding a 9-1-1 hang-up call, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Almost $22 million approved for disaster assistance for Montgomery and seven other counties thus far. Deadline is November 10th

In response to the impact of the remnants of Hurricane Ida a federal disaster was declared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by President Biden on September 10th. The declaration provided assistance to Montgomery County and seven other counties. Since then declaration more than $35.8 million in federal assistance has been approved for Pennsylvanians.
Tom's Guide

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Where the heck is it?

Last year the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE arrived with a bang, bringing with it the best features of the Galaxy S21 but with a few cutbacks, mostly swapping the glass back for a plastic finish. And it was a resounding success, making it an easy phone to recommend for people who didn’t want to fork out $800 or more for a full flagship phone, yet didn’t want to be saddled with a middle-of-the-road handset either.
DIY Photography

Samyang to launch its first Fuji X mount autofocus lens on October 26th

Since Fuji opened up its X mount to third parties, those third parties sure seem to have jumped on it. And they’re not just manual lenses that happen to use the mount, either. We’ve seen a few autofocus from Tokina, Zeiss, Viltrox and even a zoom lens from Tamron. Well, now it looks like Samyang’s jumping into the fray with what looks like a 12mm f/2.0 autofocus lens for Fuji X.

Lithion Recycling, Inc. and Call2Recycle Partner to Power Electric Vehicle Battery Logistics and Recycling

MONTREAL --Innovators of a cost efficient and sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling technology, Lithion Recycling, Inc., and Call2Recycle, a North American leader in battery collection and recycling, are pleased to announce a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on providing a turnkey full-service management solution for safe and efficient recycling of Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries.

Northern Trust Corp Has $202.11 Million Stock Holdings in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE)

Northern Trust Corp decreased its stake in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,431,650 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 269,318 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in FirstEnergy were worth $202,111,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stocks edge higher on Wall Street, led by health care

Stocks rose in midday trading on Wall Street Wednesday with health care companies leading the gains for a second day in a row. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% as of 11:42 a.m. Eastern. The benchmark index has made gains over the last five days and is just below its all-time high set on Sept. 2.

Monte Alban keeps Mexican culture and tradition alive through folkloric dance

Early on a Saturday morning in a parking lot behind the family-run business of El Pachuco, shouts and spirited cries were exchanged between folkloric dancers and their families in the audience as they performed dances from different states of Mexico. “Dancing helps keep Mexican tradition and culture alive because with dance we express our customs, traditions, and feelings of the communities,” said Maestra Fe Canseco de Perez, director of Monte Alban, a non-profit folkloric dance company based in Fullerton. Established in 2003, Monte Alban has helped performers learn and appreciate the art of dance, both in practice and performance. While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected Monte Alban and continues to affect them, they have persevered and have kept dancing, adapting to the times.