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'Low-cost' health insurance plan can carry high-risk costs

Richard Sankovich is not happy about the $6,035 invoice he recently got from West Penn Hospital for what turned out to be a pulled stomach muscle, but his experience likely says more about the risks of buying a low-cost health plan than it does about high hospital costs.

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Medical center pays $2.75M penalty for missing laptop

Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center said Friday they have paid a $2.75 million penalty to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an agreement to resolve security problems found after the 2013 disappearance of a laptop computer that contained health information for as many as 10,000 people.

Celebrities

Trump, by Trump: Ivanka Trump's dress in the spotlight

It was a moment the head of any fashion label hopes for: A presidential candidate's daughter wears the brand's dress as she introduces him to accept the nomination. The speaker was Ivanka Trump, the sleeveless studded sheath came from her own line, and the candidate she spoke about was her father.

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Los Banos 99 Cent Only Store Grand Opening

The new 99 Cent Only Store at 1209 W. Pacheco Blvd. in Los Banos holds a grand opening ceremony May 25, 2016.
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Los Banos 99 Cent Only Store Grand Opening

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Los Banos 99 Cents Only Store prepares for grand opening

How Yosemite National Park influences the Valley's economy 2:21

How Yosemite National Park influences the Valley's economy

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Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department