• Armed forces mission provides aid to poor parts of Peru

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SURCUBAMBA, Peru (AP) — The 5,000 inhabitants of this Quechua-speaking region in Peru's top cocaine-producing valley on Thursday got health care, medicine, eyeglasses and shoes from two mobile hospitals sent by the country's military. Brig. Gen. Jose Galindo said the aid mission to...

  • NHL salary cap will climb to $71 million next season

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the salary cap for the 2015-16 season to settle in around $71 million, depending on the fluctuations of the Canadian dollar. Appearing between the first and second periods of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night...

  • 53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. Other affected states include Arizona,...

  • Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled. The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael...

  • Wellmark seeking 43 percent rate increase for 14,000 members

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest private health insurance provider wants to hike rates by almost 43 percent for those who signed up for individual insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield sent a request to the South Dakota...

  • Abortion parent notification bill now likely to get hearing

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill requiring doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor is now likely to get a hearing after being sidelined for weeks. Senate Finance Committee members voted Thursday to send AB405 out of their committee and move it into the Senate...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 22

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FEDS OFFER FLORIDA PLAN AIMED AT SOLVING STATE BUDGET MESS The Obama administration has made an offer that it hopes will resolve Florida's $1 billion state budget stalemate over health care...

  • Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County gets bird flu

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County has tested positive for bird flu, the 17th farm in that northwest Iowa county to get the virus. Iowa Department of Agriculture officials on Thursday did not have an immediate count on the number of chickens housed at...

  • Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The company recalled all its products last month after listeria was discovered in some pints of...

  • Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors. The proposal by freshman Sen. Steve Daines would lift a rule blocking Department of Veterans Affairs doctors from...

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