• Judge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to delay his order for California to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar made his ruling in response to a request by state corrections officials, who also have appealed to...

  • Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that testing has narrowed...

  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in wild birds in 10 states. The number of commercial chickens and turkeys infected climbed to more than 9 million Monday with more...

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished treatment and been released from a hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, tells The Associated Press that she left Connecticut Children's Medical...

  • Correction: Bratwurst Recall story

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In an April 24 story about a bratwurst recall, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company involved, North Clay Packing Co., is in Springfield, Illinois. The company is in Louisville, Illinois. In addition, the AP, relying on information from the...

  • Key senator wants answers from mental health care officials

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A key Democratic state senator is asking Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration for answers as a mental health provider prepares to pull out of southern New Mexico. Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen said she's concerned about the thousands of...

  • Ga. hospital agrees to $20 million false billing settlement

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central Georgia hospital system has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement to resolve allegations of fraudulent Medicare billing. Authorities say the Medical Center of Central Georgia has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims that it...

  • NC State Veterinary College receives $16M gift

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine has received a $16 million gift. The university announced on Monday that the gift from the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation will be used to support students and faculty as well as providing...

  • 2 rabid animals found on Alabama homeowners' property

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Officials in east Alabama are asking pet owners to make sure their companions are vaccinated after an opossum and a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Auburn and Opelika. Lee County Rabies Officer Buddy Bruce told WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/1b7pSTW) on Sunday that...

  • University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing more than 1,500 registered nurses is planning a strike at University of Chicago Medical Center to call attention to issues during contract negotiations. National Nurses United says the strike will start Thursday at 7 a.m. Debra Albert of University...

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