• Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name in a video posted to YouTube. The video captures an exchange between a protester and Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga at...

  • Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases. The lawsuit in Baltimore seeks $1 billion in...

  • Snyder OKs funding bills for autism programs, trauma system

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation authorizing larger withdrawals from an autism fund and a crime victims' fund to help balance the state budget. One law OK'd Wednesday shifts an additional $3 million from a fund that help health insurers offset the cost of...

  • App aids monitoring of West Africa travelers for Ebola

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    Maryland residents who have been to any of the three West African countries battling an Ebola outbreak now can use their smartphone or computer to report possible symptoms to the state health department, the agency and the application's developer said Wednesday. The state has...

  • 217 suspected Massachusetts heroin overdose deaths this year

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    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of this, a figure that doesn't even include the state's three largest cities. According to the statistics provided by the state police, there were 72...

  • Michigan nonprofit gets $5.2 million to boost fresh food

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    DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan nonprofit will get $5.2 million to help boost the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for those getting food assistance by expanding a program allowing people to get more for their money at grocery stores and farmers markets, officials said Wednesday....

  • Too much iced tea caused Arkansas man's kidney problems

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce...

  • Spotting of toy rifle draws police response in Las Cruces

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The spotting of what proved to be a toy gun drew a police response to a medical building in Las Cruces. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says a 12-year-old boy visiting the MountainView Regional Medical Center Plaza medical building with family members Wednesday...

  • Rep. J.D. Mesnard hospitalized for severe migraine

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker has been taken to a hospital from the state Capitol after suffering a severe migraine headache. House Speaker David Gowan said Wednesday that Chandler Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard was at St. Joseph's Hospital in stable condition and undergoing tests....

  • Man sentenced to prison for misbranding ED drugs as natural

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Ashe County resident has been sentenced to nine years in prison for bilking consumers out of almost $5 million by misrepresenting erectile dysfunction drugs as being "all natural" herbal supplements. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday...

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