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  • Injured players eager to get to work with Colts

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwayne Allen spent months envisioning the day he could get back to work for the Colts on the practice field. The starting tight end never really thought it would turn out quite this way. When Allen was cleared to participate in Indianapolis' offseason workouts...

  • Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A renewed effort to legalize the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy won bipartisan support Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. A three-member subcommittee, then the full Senate Ways and Means Committee, approved a measure that would allow the...

  • Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — More than 600,000 Washington residents have obtained new health insurance coverage through the state's health care exchange, state officials announced Wednesday. Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others recognized efforts in the state to bring health...

  • US Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman is in stable condition and is still recovering from unexpected heart surgery prompted by a tear in his aorta, his office said Wednesday. Boozman, 63, was taken by his wife, Cathy, to Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in...

  • Drug company objects to new Massachusetts rules

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A San Diego company that makes the new prescription painkiller Zohydro says it is disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge said his attempt to ban it outright was unconstitutional. The...

  • Kansas joining compact against federal health law

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits. Brownback announced...

  • Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday. Guillermo Correa, 56, was in custody after being formally charged following the Tuesday...

  • Feds: RI couple sold unapproved cancer remedies

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say a Portsmouth business, its owner and his wife have been charged with selling more than $2 million dollars of unapproved health products as cancer remedies. Prosecutors said Wednesday an indictment accuses James Feijo,...

  • Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States....

  • Maine nursing homes may get $14 million boost

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After years of underfunding that has forced some of Maine's nursing homes to slash staff and close their doors, the facilities could get some relief under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led Legislature have...

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