Nearly 10,000 tanning salons closed in the U.S. since Obamacare went into effect, representing about 55 percent of all salons operating at the time. The law imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law.
The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes.
The NCAA is standing by its allegations against University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, saying Pitino failed to notice "red flags" in activities by a former staffer who hired dancers for sex parties with recruits and players.
Alaska announced late Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019, adding that name to a list of airline brands including Continental and US Airways that disappeared in the past decade.
Indiana's power companies urged lawmakers on Wednesday to move forward with a bill that would curtail a financial incentive available to solar panel owners, even though it does not pose a current threat to their bottom line.