• Bulls guard Jimmy Butler out will illness at Golden State

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chicago Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is sitting out against the Golden State Warriors because of an illness. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Tuesday night's game that the shooting guard was at the arena but unable to play. Butler also missed the...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Jan. 25, 2015. Time to overcome state laws that ban gay marriage The Supreme Court is expected to decide in June, the month of weddings, whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Whether the decision is guided by the most liberal...

  • State fails to track billions in mental health funds

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission...

  • Missouri to save $4.2 million by switching hepatitis C drug

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State officials say Missouri's Medicaid program will save an estimated $4.2 million in fiscal year 2016 by using a newer, cheaper drug to treat hepatitis C. The state joined a group of 25 other states to receive rebates on Viekira from drug maker AbbVie. The...

  • Baker: Storm travel ban to end at midnight

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A blizzard pounded Massachusetts with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds Tuesday, but state officials reported fewer power outages than expected from the storm and no catastrophic flooding along the coastline. Here is the latest on the storm: ___ TRAVEL BAN Gov....

  • Amgen tops Street 4Q forecasts

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Amgen Inc. cruised to a 27 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and beat Wall Street expectations, due to higher sales of nearly all its medicines, tight cost controls and a tax benefit. The world's biggest biotech drugmaker by revenue said it's starting a cycle of several important...

  • 43,000 Oregonians waiting in Medicaid application backlog

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 43,000 low-income Oregonians are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be fully processed, state health officials say. The Oregon Health Authority says some of the applications came through the federal government's portal and have been determined...

  • Oregon governor has skin cancer removed from cheek

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has had skin cancer removed from his face. The Democratic governor had an obvious scar on his left cheek when he spoke to Oregon reporters and editors Tuesday at a forum organized by The Associated Press. Kitzhaber's spokeswoman, Amy...

  • AG: Tennessee has right to cancel Medicaid expansion

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal Medicaid officials and the state's attorney general on Tuesday confirmed that Tennessee could end Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover 200,000 low-income people without penalty. Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who was Haslam's chief legal adviser...

  • Officials warn of paprika product containing peanut allergen

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State agriculture officials are warning residents about a paprika product that contains an undeclared peanut allergen. Tennessee's Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it conducted a retail food product sampling in the Cleveland area. Test results for 5 oz....

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