• Thurston County investigates 2 cases of Legionnaires

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Thurston County officials say two recent cases of Legionnaires' disease are connected to a local motel. Health officials say the motel is being tested for the presence of bacteria that causes the illness. Two people who recently stayed at the Super 8 Motel on...

  • High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law. There's no shortage of pressing issues, including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care....

  • Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological...

  • Joni Mitchell rep says she had aneurysm, but recovering well

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell's friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital in March. Conservator Leslie Morris acknowledged the aneurysm in a statement posted on Mitchell's website on Sunday, providing the first significant details on...

  • Bird flu means educational displays replace birds at fairs

    Yesterday

    CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home. But the 79 participants in this weekend's Linn County competition got to meet...

  • Hearing set for bills to improve care for the mentally ill

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — Two bills that supporters say will improve care for those suffering from acute mental illness are the subject of a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday. One bill would create a test program to provide care for psychiatric patients currently boarding in hospital...

  • Mexico president leaves hospital after gallbladder surgery

    Yesterday

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto left the hospital on Sunday after undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder. Pena Nieto was released from the Central Military Hospital at midday, telling the press he is feeling "very good" and thanking doctors and nurses for...

  • Maryland governor starts chemotherapy for lymphoma

    Yesterday

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has begun chemotherapy treatments for an aggressive form of cancer. Hogan announced last week that he's been diagnosed with an advanced stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He said the cancer responds well to treatment and his...

  • Michigan utilities work to comply with air pollution rule

    Yesterday

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision this week about new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants, but Michigan's utility companies have already been working toward compliance. The case against the U.S. Environmental...

  • AP News Guide: Oregon weed legal soon, but not legally sold

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household. The legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska....

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