• Obama, Liberian President Sirleaf discuss Ebola recovery

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that the world has made "extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola" because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners but both he and Liberia's leader said more must be done to combat the disease. Addressing reporters...

  • North Little Rock hospital paying $2.7 million over claims

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hospital in North Little Rock will pay $2.7 million to settle claims that it filed improper claims under the Medicare program. Under an agreement announced Friday, Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock and a sister...

  • S. Indiana HIV cases linked to needle-sharing up to 27

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say the number of people in five southern Indiana counties testing positive for HIV through needle-sharing among painkiller abusers has grown by one to 27. The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday there are 10 others with...

  • Documents: Arizona woman killed in home had head injury

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A 31-year-old woman found slain in her suburban Phoenix home suffered serious head trauma, and her body was lying in a pool of blood, according to court documents released Friday. The records revealed new details about the killing of Allison Feldman, a saleswoman for a...

  • Wolf proposes increasing in-home health care for seniors

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he wants more seniors to obtain health care in their home instead of a nursing facility In an event at the AARP office in downtown Philadelphia, Wolf told about 30 people that his upcoming 2015-16 state budget plan would expand home- and...

  • House OKs income tax check-off to support cancer research

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A young cancer survivor took center stage Friday in the Kentucky House as lawmakers voted to allow taxpayers to donate portions of their state income-tax refunds to support pediatric cancer research. The House voted 93-0 to pass its version of the proposed...

  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Diaz died Thursday. The agency had...

  • No verdict yet in salt-poisoning case against mother

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Jurors considering murder and manslaughter charges against a woman accused of poisoning her son with salt have completed their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. They will reconvene Monday. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Lacey Spears...

  • Montana Legislature midpoint: What's alive, what's dead

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill signed by Gov. Steve Bullock that increases basic entitlement funding for schools by $54 million highlights progress made by the Montana Legislature at the halfway mark of its 90-day session. Other major bills that are advancing include a proposed water...

  • Jindal budget proposal uses complicated path to lessen cuts

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Public colleges and health care services rely on a complex mix of financing under Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal released Friday, and gaps still remain for lawmakers to fill if they want to prevent sizable cuts. Many of the governor's spending...

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