• Teen with Asperger's visiting from Sweden missing in NYC

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger's syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City. The teen's father said the last time he saw his son, Marcus Kerttu, was Friday evening at a McDonald's in lower Manhattan. The Daily...

  • Utah lawmakers hit final weeks with big issues unresolved

    Updated: 17 min ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers kicked off this year with a number of major initiatives on their plate, but they're poised to enter the final weeks of their annual session with many of them still unresolved. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert's alternative Medicaid plan won hard-fought...

  • As Cover Oregon dissolves, it leaves behind costly legacy

    Updated: 17 min ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill dissolving the independent corporation that runs Cover Oregon is on its way to the Gov. Kate Brown. But even when it is gone, Cover Oregon will leave a legacy of hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a health exchange that failed — with even more...

  • Kansas lawmakers pass raft of bills before deadline

    Updated: 47 min ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have reached the midpoint of their annual session having advanced measures on gun rights and teacher union collective bargaining but having left others to languish, including ones that would legalize medical marijuana, expand the Medicaid program...

  • 3 new cases of chronic wasting disease detected in Va. deer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia game department officials say three new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in white-tailed deer in northwestern Virginia during the 2014 hunting season. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the disease was detected for the first...

  • Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That's why she spoke at a recent legislative hearing to oppose an amendment to an Oregon bill...

  • Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions. The measure would eliminate personal,...

  • Medicaid fight may cost Florida $1 billion federal grant

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn't reached between the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama. The...

  • Lawmakers battle disease, death in legislature's final week

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The first time Michelle Walters used heroin her skin turned yellow, her stomach wrenched in pain and she threw up. She had hepatitis C, most likely from a dirty needle a friend used to shoot her up. She recovered after an expensive hospital stay she could not pay...

  • Connecticut team to provide medical aid in Haiti

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor is leading a team of 10 volunteers on a weeklong trip to Haiti to provide medical care to people in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The team led by Bridgeport Hospital surgeon Richard Garvey is leaving Saturday for the trip to Marbial...

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