Diane Shattuck filled a prescription in December for a generic antibiotic called doxycycline. With insurance, she paid $4.30 for 60 pills at a CVS store in Orange.
She returned at the end of February to refill her prescription. This time, she was told her cost for the drug would be about $165. read more
After month of speculation, teaser photos and heavily camouflaged prototypes caught testing on the roads of Italy and the famed circuits of Europe, Ferrari's next-generation supercar was revealed Tuesday morning at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
All this for a car called LaFerrari. And it's a hybrid.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush writes in a new book that Mitt Romney moved so far to the right on immigration that it proved "all but impossible" for the Republican presidential nominee to appeal to Hispanic voters last year. He says the nation needs to completely overhaul its immigration policies but cautions against providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Motown group The Miracles, died Sunday at his Detroit home after being ill for several years. He was 73. Rogers and his cousin Claudette Rogers formed the group with Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore and Ronnie White. The group was the first signed by Motown Records and its hits included "Shop Around," "The Tracks of My Tears," "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown." Robinson was born on the same day at the same hospital as Robinson, though they wouldn't meet until 15 years later. read more
A PAIR of middle-aged tourists (see previous post) are not the only thing headed for Mars. Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) is also on its way. Discovered on January 3rd, some calculations of its orbit, according to Phil Plait, the rather good "Bad Astronomer", have it passing 37,000km above the surface of the planet in October 2014 -- roughly the height at which communication satellites orbit Earth, and a remarkably close shave by cosmic standards. An official NASA website puts the most likely "close-approach" distance between the comet and Mars at something more like 100,000km.
But the minimum close-approach distance is zero. Comets do not move smoothly on their tracks like ball bearings or planets. The gases that blow off their surfaces as the sun warms them up push them hither and yon, changing their trajectories. So, though the odds are strongly against it (how strongly no one can yet say) the comet has a real if small chance of actually hitting the planet. read more