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Spokane-area apartment market favors renters

While Spokane’s economy slowly gains steam, one group that’s coming out ahead, so far anyway, is apartment renters. Renters across the Spokane region are finding they have plenty of apartments …


VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,000 injured

MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring …


Key volunteer at 89 has helped veterans for years

Lee Hutchison remembers the son she outlived as she makes her early morning commute from Newman Lake to her volunteer job at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The 89-year-old …


Seniors serve up exercise and fun on pickleball court

They’re a diverse bunch of seniors, all trying to stay fit by playing pickleball. The oldest player, 92-year-old Jeff Glouser, is a former tennis coach who keeps up with spunky …


Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

WASHINGTON (AP) — They may not agree on much else, but there’s a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a little-known law so more …


White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan for averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it was time for Republicans to stop political …


New inflation gauge would cut benefits, hike taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social …


Senior home staff had complained about suspect

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Residents and staff members at a senior high-rise in California had complained in the past about erratic behavior by an elderly man now suspected of killing …


Names of women killed at senior center released

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The coroner has released the names of two women shot to death by an elderly resident who then killed himself at a Southern California senior citizens’ …


Medicare premiums going up $5 a month for 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013, the government said Friday. It’s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of …


Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …


Aging drivers present new transportation challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic …


Aging boomers present transportation challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of government travel data says baby boomers have had a profound impact on transportation in the U.S. The analysis, released Thursday by AARP, an advocacy …


Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …


Rock Doc: Exercise helpful in retirement

I don’t know about you, but I find it all too easy to come up with a reason to not exercise on a given day. I tell myself that my …


Mayor defends move to hold marathon, tempers boil

NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan skyline was expected to be mostly lit for the first time in five days Friday night, a sign of progress undercut by long gas …


Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated …


Long lines, rising tempers seen at gas stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other Friday as fuel shortages in Superstorm Sandy’s wake …


Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home as it filled with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV …


Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home filling with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV were no …


Pumpkin race plants seeds of helping through Meals on Wheels

Pumpkins are good for more than just jack-o’-lanterns. While they might not be the most aerodynamic edible, they can move at surprising speeds with a little human intervention, as contestants …


Census: Jump in young adults moving out of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out …


Big jump in young adults moving out of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out …


Retirement worries grow; 30-somethings most uneasy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years …


Social Security benefits get a 1.7 percent bump

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation …


Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied …


Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, …


Small 2013 Social Security benefit increase likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients won’t be getting big benefit increases next year, but the small raises they will receive are playing an important role in helping seniors grow …


Expect small ‘13 Social Security benefit increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients shouldn’t expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 …


Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong …