• Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case. In the most...

  • Oklahoma measles patient went through Will Rogers airport

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A person in Oklahoma with measles traveled through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and may have exposed others to the virus, according to airport officials. The state Health Department said Friday the infected person lives in Stillwater and has the...

  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...

  • Medicaid expansion enrollment soars; waiver hurdle remains

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mary Amick went 15 years without health insurance while working a minimum-wage job at a small country store outside Coldwater. She sometimes visited a free clinic but mostly put off addressing her medical ailments, needing to buy food and pay utility bills...

  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform and a money-saver...

  • In Tallahassee, there's a low-profile push for child welfare

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state legislative session preoccupied with gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing a cause that gets little attention: health care and early education for children from poor families. It may not draw high-powered...

  • Rockingham County gets top health rating; Coos is last

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new report once again ranks Rockingham County as New Hampshire's healthiest, while Coos County remains at the bottom of the list. The sixth annual report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Providence (R.I.) Journal, March 26, 2015 Pete Rose has re-applied for reinstatement to baseball, and Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball's new commissioner, has agreed to meet privately with him. Manfred has also said he would be open to considering legalized gambling on the game,...

  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is...

  • House Democrats feature education, mental health in budget

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Highlights from the $38.8 billion state operating budget for 2016-17 unveiled by Democratic leaders of Washington's House of Representatives Friday morning: —K-12 EDUCATION: The proposed budget spends $3.2 billion more on K-12 education than the previous two-year...

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