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  • USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government says it's satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices. In a letter to DHHS Secretary Dr. Aldona...

  • Pregnant woman injured in Phoenix crash has died

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman critically injured in a crash involving a car and a city bus last weekend has died. Phoenix police on Tuesday identified the woman as 26-year-old Machozi Lububim. They say her baby was delivered in an emergency cesarean section after...

  • New Cover Oregon director reins in spending

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — A turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track. In his third day on the job, Clyde Hamstreet said Tuesday that he's...

  • Ex-GA radiology tech filed false mammogram results

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a middle Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a count of computer forgery. Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger of Macon entered...

  • Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery. Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, of Macon, entered...

  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty last week after a routine...

  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby. The procedure for Charlotte Ponce (PON'-say) was performed Tuesday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate (SHY'-ah-set) took...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    ___ Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the...

  • New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Legislation that would protect New Hampshire doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone as unfit to drive ran into a potential roadblock in the Senate on Tuesday. The bill has the support of the state branches of the AARP and...

  • Calif. biologist awarded $500K NY medical prize

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A California scientist whose discoveries related to cell biology have led to new treatments for blood cancer and other diseases will receive one of the richest prizes in medical and scientific research next month, officials at Albany Medical Center said Tuesday....

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