News from aarp A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Mar 26, 2015, 17:26 ET

Senate Passes Bill To Support Family Caregivers - AARP Urges House To Follow Suit

Today, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 1298 – the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act - and, in doing so, took a major step...

Mar 18, 2015, 13:00 ET

AARP Brings National "Life Reimagined" Checkup to Philadelphia

AARP Pennsylvania brought a series of online and offline tools, to members today in Philadelphia during a special Life Reimagined workshop. ...

Mar 18, 2015, 12:57 ET

Scammers Are Out And About … And They Want Your Money

You get a phone call about a hot tip on a new investment; or asking for a donation to a disaster relief charity; or about a virus on your...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:23 ET

New Report Finds Pennsylvania Ranks 16th in ID Theft Complaints for 2014

On the heels of a new report showing Pennsylvania ranks 16th in the nation in the number of reported identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:01 ET
AARP national logo

AARP Presents Senator Elizabeth Dole with the Andrus Award

AARP today announced that Senator Elizabeth Dole has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AARP Andrus Award. The Andrus Award, named...

Mar 06, 2015, 12:48 ET

Long Islanders to Foot $4.4 M Bill for PSEG to Push for Residential Electric Rate Hike

Long Island's residential utility ratepayers – who already pay among the highest electric bills in the nation - are footing PSEG's $4.4...

Mar 02, 2015, 15:50 ET
March Issue of AARP Bulletin

Inside the March Issue of AARP Bulletin

Things You Should Know About Your Home Health Aide: With financial, physical and emotional abuse on the rise among older Americans, this issue of...

Feb 27, 2015, 11:00 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Applauds Governor Wolf's Commitment to Rebalancing State's Long-Term Care System for Older Adults

Governor Tom Wolf's proposals to expand home and community-based supports for older adults represent a significant step towards rebalancing the...

Feb 26, 2015, 14:43 ET
AARP national logo

AARP Commends Adoption of Net Neutrality Framework

 Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved network neutrality rules designed to ensure continued unrestricted use by consumers...

Feb 26, 2015, 14:00 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Releases Report and Recommendations to Fight Hunger for the 50+ in the Commonwealth

AARP Pennsylvania released today,  'Hunger Among 50+ Adults in Pennsylvania: A Summary of Roundtable Discussions', created in partnership with...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:32 ET

AARP: NYC Baby Boomers Stuck Struggling to Save for Retirement

For many New Yorkers, retirement may seem like little more than a pipe dream, with half of Baby Boomers in the city lacking access to a way to save...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:10 ET

Groups Urge Legislators to Expand Home Care, Support Family Caregivers

 More New Yorkers would be able to stay in their own homes longer as they age, easing family caregivers' burden and likely saving taxpayers...

Feb 23, 2015, 14:39 ET

Major Groups Applaud President's Call For Movement On Pro-Consumer Rule To Protect Americans' Retirement Savings

 The seven organizations that launched the SaveOurRetirement.org campaign – AARP, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Americans for Financial Reform,...

Feb 23, 2015, 14:00 ET
AARP national logo.

President Joins AARP CEO, "Save Our Retirement" Coalition to Praise Progress on Better Standard for Retirement Investment Advice

Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has...

Feb 18, 2015, 13:16 ET
Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers in New York

New York's Electric Rates Soar to 2nd Highest in Nation

About the only thing New York has in common with Hawaii this time of the year are some of the nation's highest electric rates. The Empire State has...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:52 ET

New Round Of Extreme Cold Puts Everybody At Risk

With a new, extreme round of cold weather upon us this week, it's critical to wear layers, stay warm, protect yourself against falls and injuries,...

Feb 11, 2015, 12:02 ET

AARP Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on How to Spot and Avoid Romance Scams

 As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, AARP's Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how Pennsylvanians...

Feb 11, 2015, 00:01 ET
Angelina Jolie

AARP Study: BRCA Gene Testing Rates Soar After Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy Announcement

BRCA testing rates surged nearly 40% in the week of Angelina Jolie's announcement that she carried the BRCA 1 gene mutation and had an elective...

Feb 10, 2015, 11:00 ET

AARP Warns Consumers to Beware of Valentine's Day Scams

As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, AARP's Fraud Watch Network is providing consumers with information on...

Feb 06, 2015, 11:40 ET

AARP Supports Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Medicare And Medicaid Fraud

Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6) recently introduced the PRIME Act – a bipartisan piece of legislation that aims to crack down on...