• Delaware lawmaker introduces bill allowing assisted suicide

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker has introduced legislation allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware. The bill, introduced Thursday by Rep. Paul Baumbach of Newark, currently has no co-sponsors. The legislation allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal illness and told...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, May 28, 2015...

  • Prototype for 1st home pregnancy test going to auction

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The prototype for the first home pregnancy test is going on the auction block in New York City. Bonhams is offering the Predictor on June 16. The pre-sale estimate is $6,000 to $9,000. It was designed by Margaret Crane in 1968. At the time, she was working for Organon...

  • House OKs bill for experimental drugs for terminal patients

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House has passed a bill that would give terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. The bill would authorize access to drugs that have completed a clinical trial but that haven't been approved for general use by the U.S. Food and...

  • Obama to host conference on aging at White House in July

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced plans to host a conference on aging at the White House in July. A regional forum Thursday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston provided opportunities for Americans to engage in policy discussions, submit...

  • Jury deliberates case of man charged with asthmatic's death

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Jurors have started deliberating in an unusual legal case in which a Boston man faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly causing the death of an asthmatic man fleeing gunfire. The Suffolk Superior Court jury is expected to enter its first full day of...

  • French, US biochemists win top Spanish prize for science

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Biochemists Emmanuelle Charpentier from France and Jennifer Doudna from the United States have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias scientific research award for their work in biotechnology. The award foundation said in a statement Thursday that the "revolutionary"...

  • Police identify Va. child who drowned in fitness club pool

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a 9-year-old Chesterfield County girl who drowned in a fitness club pool. Chesterfield County police tell media outlets that witnesses were performing CPR on Raneen Khattab when paramedics and police arrived Tuesday night. She was...

  • Parkview Health plans $80M cancer center in Fort Wayne

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Parkview Health in Fort Wayne has announced plans for an $80 million cancer center on an existing campus in the city. The plan was announced Wednesday. Groundbreaking for the facility on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus is scheduled for later this...

  • Public health laboratories holding open house

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories in Concord are hosting an open house. The event in the lobby of the Department of Health and Human Services building Thursday at 1 p.m. is giving visitors the chance to view displays of recent work that highlight the...

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