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  • Design firm picked for Mo. mental health facility

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials have selected a company to design plans for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital campus. The hospital is the state's only maximum-security psychiatric facility and is the oldest public mental health facility west of the...

  • NY flu season continues; second wave of illness

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January. The Albany Times Union reports (http://bit.ly/1iQ15C1 ) that a different strain of flu is circulating than the one in...

  • Man injured while canyoneering in northern Arizona

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix man is being treated at a hospital after falling while canyoneering in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff's officials say the 45-year-old man was on a solo canyoneering trip in Wilbur Canyon. The sheriff's office received a report of a...

  • ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul. The Roman Catholic...

  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak tops 200 cases

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases, public health officials said Monday. A total of 212 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University, have been reported. That includes 96...

  • Ruling on Massachusetts ban on painkiller pending

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' ban of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard more arguments Monday in a lawsuit that claims the state is overstepping its authority in restricting drug use within Massachusetts in...

  • Trend persists of prisons as mental health housing

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge's objection to what he called the horrific treatment of some mentally ill inmates in California prisons highlights a trend that has been building for decades in the state and across the country: As mental hospitals closed or were scaled back,...

  • Proposal calls for new strategies on autism

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would establish a state autism commission and proposes other strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with the disorder is expected to come up for a vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week. The...

  • Boston bombing survivor: A 'miracle' to be here

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — When John Odom left the Boston Medical Center five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing it wasn't certain he would ever walk again. But after 11 surgeries and almost a year later, he gets around fine with a cane. Odom has little problem standing, walking, playing...

  • Alaska Editorials

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers: April 14, 2014 Ketchikan Daily News: Too many laws This is an example of government overreach. Sitka's government has outlawed children in businesses that allow smoking, whether anyone is smoking at the time or not....

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