• Search dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need care

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas. Eight dogs are helping scour dense woods and the debris and destruction left behind by the Blanco River in...

  • Alabama House passes bill to create long-term care networks

    Updated: 24 min ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House on Thursday passed a bill that would establish integrated care networks to allow more Medicaid recipients to stay in their homes instead of nursing homes. Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, said the legislation could cut Medicaid...

  • Riverton hospital moves to enter EPA tribal boundary dispute

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores the problems the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency created in its recent decision that the city of...

  • Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his...

  • 1 more Minnesota turkey farm struck by bird flu

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One more Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by bird flu, this time in Renville County. The Board of Animal Health announced the new presumptive case Thursday. The size of the flock is still being determined. The new case raises the total of Minnesota farms...

  • Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved. "Growing up, I felt very, very depressed," she said. "Even though I was playing concerts and living out my dream, I couldn't tell you why I was upset." After a family intervention, she...

  • Bill would require California doctors to check drug database

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be required to check a statewide database before prescribing narcotics under a bill moving through the state Legislature. Currently it is voluntary to check the state's Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System,...

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'd sign medical marijuana bill

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has "no concerns" about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it into law if it reaches his desk. A proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Republican from Parks, would allow marijuana use by people suffering...

  • Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case. "You don't really think that, do you?" U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer asked...

  • NC's 72-hour abortion waiting period moves closer to passage

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours in North Carolina moved closer to passage with a favorable vote Thursday on the Senate floor. After a lengthy debate, the full Senate gave tentative approval to the bill, and a final vote in the...

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