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  • Stray kitten in East Haven tests positive for rabies

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — East Haven officials are warning residents that a stray kitten has tested positive for rabies. The kitten was found on July 9 in the area of North High Street and Mill Street. East Shore District Health Department officials are calling the case an isolated incident but have asked residents to be alert. Officials say...

  • Judge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has extended a restraining order that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association. U.S. District Judge William Orrick sided with claims by the National Abortion Federation and its members that...

  • Judge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has extended a restraining order that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association. U.S. District Judge William Orrick sided with claims by the National Abortion Federation and its members that...

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle. Minutes after Monday's Senate vote blocking the GOP bill, abortion-rights groups were releasing TV ads attacking Republican supporters...

  • South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people. Last week, South Korea announced that it was virtually free of Middle East respiratory syndrome, which had rattled the country since an outbreak...

  • $5.7M awarded to NY teams researching spinal cord injuries

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials say nine research teams at institutions across the state have been awarded $5.7 million toward developing treatments for spinal cord injuries. According to the Health Department, about 1,000 New Yorkers suffer traumatic spinal injuries annually, joining nearly 276,000 people living in the U.S. with...

  • Frostburg State gets $2.5M to develop nursing program

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — The path to a bachelor's degree in nursing may be getting smoother — and faster. Frostburg State University said Monday it has received nearly $2.5 million from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop collaborative programs with some community colleges to streamline the process. The programs will enable...

  • Livestock Board aims to prevent virus spread at state fair

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Livestock Board is requiring a certificate of veterinary inspection for livestock at the state fair in an effort to prevent the spread of a virus that can cause painful sores in infected animals. After vesicular stomatitis was diagnosed in livestock in Goshen County, board members decided to require the...

  • Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook. The state Board of Healing Arts inquiry began last year...

  • 7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents. "We are taking this very seriously," Dr. Mary Bassett, the city's health commissioner, told the audience at the Bronx Museum of the Arts,...

  • Hassan, Shaheen blame GOP for underfunding drug programs

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called Monday for a bipartisan effort to combat the growing problem of heroin and opiate abuse, then criticized Republicans in Concord and Washington for what the two Democrats said was a failure to adequately fund drug treatment programs. In Laconia, Hassan and Shaheen said...

  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections. The derailed legislation was the Republican...

  • 5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lost Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers. Conservatives have long...

  • Jindal canceling state contracts with Planned Parenthood

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Monday that Louisiana is ousting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. The Jindal administration sent the organization notification that it was ending four provider agreements that reimbursed Planned Parenthood for providing health care services to low-income patients...

  • Task force urges more research into child autism screening

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems — despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening. Doctors are supposed to routinely check if youngsters are meeting appropriate...

  • Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize. To Democrats, rallying around global climate change is a way to energize liberal supporters and paint...

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