• Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed the Senate 25-11, some lawmakers...

  • Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday. The measure relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some veterans, especially those in rural areas....

  • Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry. Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville faces multiple lawsuits and his office...

  • After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle with her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. In a remarkable turnaround after a week behind bars for contempt and an initial...

  • Plague in Idaho ground squirrels prompts health warning

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ground squirrels south of Boise have tested positive for plague, and humans and pets should avoid the area, Idaho health officials say. The bacterial disease can be spread by the bites of fleas or by direct contact with infected animals, the Idaho Department of...

  • Attorney general studying possible medical marijuana plan

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday he's studying the plausibility of a tightly crafted medical marijuana proposal, as much broader initiatives head toward Ohio voters. With the state debating whether to legalize marijuana, it's logical to explore what the...

  • Iowa reports new bird flu turkey case in Pocahontas County

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. If confirmed, the case will be the third in that county. The case brings the Iowa total to 64 farms with bird flu. The Iowa Department of Agriculture...

  • Indy 500 broadcast to introduce real-time telemetry to fans

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — During the broadcast of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, fans watching on television will be able to see just how much physical strain is put on a driver's body during the race. ABC has outfitted James Jakes and Sage Karam with sensors near the base of their hearts that...

  • Gov. Kasich rescinds union rights for Ohio care workers

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday rescinded a pair of directives issued by his predecessor that allowed independent home health care and child care workers under contract with the state to unionize, arguing the key union benefit of health insurance coverage is...

  • Bird flu cuts Iowa April egg production 4 percent from 2014

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa egg production for April fell 8 percent from the month before and 4 percent from a year ago as the bird flu claimed millions of egg-laying hens. The first case was found in Iowa chickens around April 20 so the decline reflected in the U.S. Department of...

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