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  • Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are at the root of...

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide...

  • Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions. The bill signed Tuesday was written in response to a recent...

  • State issues restrictions for painkiller Zohydro

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — After a federal judge struck down Massachusetts' first-of-its-kind ban of the painkiller Zohydro, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying another approach: imposing more requirements on doctors who prescribe the powerful new drug. The governor's office announced late Tuesday that...

  • Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nurse practitioners still must collaborate with doctors in order to practice in Nebraska, after Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have changed state regulations to give them more independence. The measure would have removed the requirement that...

  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking...

  • NDSU proposing center to research food security

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A university located in the middle of fertile North Dakota farmland is planning a new center to research and help develop a safe and healthy food supply for people around the world. North Dakota State University officials say the proposed Global Institute of Food...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    ___ Job market for college grads better but still weak WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market for college graduates is brightening a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates was 10.9 percent. That's down from 13.3 percent in 2012. But...

  • U.S. House members question officials about Aurora VA hospital delays

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. House of Representatives members grilled officials from Veterans Affairs Tuesday about the over-budget and delayed VA Hospital project in Aurora that is mired in litigation. The Aurora VA Replacement Medical Center was originally bid for $604.1 million in Nov. 2011, but...

  • Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well. During the night, Boozman, a Republican, had pain in his chest and an arm, which prompted...

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