The US spends twice as much on healthcare per capita than other nations but still trails in access to care.
A bond sale this week will test whether private capital can meet California's shortfall.
On Thursday, Sarah Palin has a chance to restore her image, while Joe Biden must avoid being long-winded or aggressive.
East Coast power plants will bid on CO2 permits Sept. 25.
Democratic National Convention delegates were overcome when Barack Obama officially became the first black nominee for US president.
Water and chemicals injected at high pressure can extract more gas – and possibly pollute drinking water.