• 2 firefighters treated for minor injuries in Pawtucket blaze

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two firefighters have been taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries after responding to a blaze in Pawtucket. Two triple-decker homes caught fire on Monday night, one that was vacant and another that was home to several families. The residents all got...

  • Michigan's agricultural officials issue bird flu warning

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked domestic bird owners to step up their biosecurity efforts and work to protect their birds from avian influenza. Over the past several months, the department says the U.S. has seen an increase...

  • Illinois joins campaign to reduce childhood obesity

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is the latest state to join a national program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced a new campaign from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. The program encourages educators to look for...

  • Former postal contractor charged with stealing mail

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Postal Service contractor and his wife have been charged with conspiring to steal packages of prescription drugs intended for military veterans. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Monday that Kevin Cochrane and his...

  • Senate to decide fate of Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal is up for a key vote in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans was defeated in a special legislative session last month. But the...

  • Missouri prescription drug database earns initial approval

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators moved one step closer to enacting a tracking database for prescription drugs on Monday, despite years of failure amid privacy concerns. The legislation would create a program that monitors when prescriptions for drugs considered controlled...

  • Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage....

  • Idaho House panel kills marijuana extract oil bill

    Yesterday

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has killed a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants used to treat children with severe forms epilepsy. The bill failed to garner enough votes to advance Monday after facing an 8-8 vote, where Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer,...

  • Grand Rapids gets $1 million to clean future research site

    Yesterday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The state says Grand Rapids is getting $1 million to help clean up the site of Michigan State University's future $85.1 million biomedical research center. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on Monday announced the grant to address brownfield...

  • Senate OKs '3 strikes' plan to revoke nursing home licenses

    Yesterday

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a plan to revoke licenses of nursing homes authorities cite for resident abuse or neglect violations three times in a two-year period. The so-called "3 strikes" proposal by Republican Sen. Charles Schwertner of Georgetown passed 30-0...

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