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  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid — the federal program for the poor — and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall,...

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    Updated: 37 min ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Among the findings in the report, which...

  • ND fire department urging people to cook safely

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A fire department in North Dakota is urging residents to take into consideration safety measures while cooking this holiday season. Bismarck firefighters are advising people to keep a close eye on food cooking inside the oven or microwave. They add that children...

  • Massachusetts receives $1.75M for asthma programs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has received more than $1.75 million to fund new asthma-related programs in high-risk communities with documented health disparities. Attorney General Martha Coakley said the funding is aimed at helping thousands of children...

  • Assisted suicide opponents meet in Connecticut

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Organizers say about 140 people have turned out for a daylong conference on assisted suicide. The two-day event, dubbed East Coast Against Assisted Suicide, was wrapping up on Saturday in Windsor Locks. It was sponsored by several groups that oppose...

  • 4 in NH sickened by contaminated bean sprouts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say four residents have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak in the Northeast linked to bean sprouts from a Brooklyn, New York, company. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday that the bean sprouts were...

  • Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment. Felix Baez Sarria was flown to Geneva and was able to walk off the transport plane in a protective suit and mask after landing late...

  • RI things to know: Budget woes and Lynch lobbying

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state faces a bleak budget picture and a former Rhode Island attorney general possibly lobbies his old office without registering with the state. Here are things to know about Rhode Island this week: BUDGET WOES Lawmakers learned that the state faces a $29...

  • Baltimore officials holding holiday food giveaway

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore are giving away fresh produce to residents to encourage them to eat healthy during the holidays. Officials are distributing the food on Saturday at noon under the Jones Falls Expressway near E. Saratoga Street, the site of the Baltimore Farmers'...

  • Authorities probe death of man who fell at casino

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The death of a man who died two weeks after he fell at an Atlantic City casino is now under investigation. But Atlantic County prosecutors haven't said why they are looking into the accident that caused the death of 27-year-old Thomas Walker earlier this...

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