• UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday. Judge Robert Owen said he was willing to grant Dmitry Kovtun "core participant" status at the...

  • Senators advance measure to protect pregnant employees

    Yesterday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska mothers-to-be will have better employment protection under a bill headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Senators advanced a measure Monday that would require employers to acknowledge physical limitations of pregnancy and make accommodations for...

  • Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of newborn

    Yesterday

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A judge sentenced a northern Indiana woman to 20 years in prison Monday after saying she had abused her position of trust when she gave birth prematurely, threw the baby in the trash and then lied to hospital personnel about giving birth. "The crux of this case...

  • Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even if they're tethered to life support. Now research that put sick mice on...

  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do...

  • American who caught Ebola improves to fair condition

    Yesterday

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to fair condition at a federal hospital. The National Institutes of Health announced Monday that the patient had been upgraded from serious condition....

  • Priest who took ice bucket challenge with bishop dies of ALS

    Yesterday

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Catholic priest who took the ice bucket challenge with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik last year has died of the disease they were raising money to cure: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Christ the Light of the World Parish announced...

  • TechTown business incubator hosts cross-border hackathon

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — The TechTown business incubator at Wayne State University is hosting a cross-border hackathon aimed at boosting the health care industry. The "Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit" event takes place May 1 to May 3. It invites professionals from the health care and information...

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

    Yesterday

    The Mining Journal (Marquette). March 25. Body camera bill leaves much to be desired Having police officers wear body cameras generally is a good idea. It's an official recording of what transpires during an incident, which can be invaluable when an officer's actions are called into...

  • New restrictions on abortion could pass in state Legislature

    Yesterday

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is considering several new measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure. That measure, House Bill 0633, would require that...

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