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  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said...

  • Correction: Boozman-Surgery story

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an April 23 story about U.S. Sen. John Boozman recovering from heart surgery, The Associated Press reported erroneously that acute aortic dissection typically occurs in three to five people out of every 1,000. The University of Arkansas for Medical...

  • Court: State can vaccinate children in its care

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Children in the custody of the state can be immunized over the objections of their biological parents, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that involves the eight children of a couple with religious objections to vaccinations. The court found that...

  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or...

  • Vermont House supports studying pot legalization

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House on Thursday passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization, while a Senate committee struggled to find a standard to determine when a driver is impaired by drugs. If the Senate and Gov. Peter Shumlin agree, the legalization...

  • Illinois governor praises work of slain doctor

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is praising the dedication of a Chicago pediatrician who was killed in Afghanistan, calling his death tragic and his work selfless. Dr. Jerry Umanos (oo-MAHN'-ohs) was among three Americans slain when an Afghan security guard opened fire at...

  • University: Details of sperm mix-up still mystery

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families. The...

  • University: Unclear if sperm mix-up intentional

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families. The...

  • Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments could start taking a cannabis extract under legislation approved Thursday by the state House. The measure would allow use of a "hemp extract" containing little of the chemical that causes...

  • NYC hospital opens ER for 1st time since storm

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, a major city emergency facility that was destroyed finally fully reopened Thursday — with waterproof walls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries to celebrate the emergency complex...

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