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  • Democrats slam Snyder over health care contract

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Democratic Party on Monday accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of twice extending a state contract without competitive bidding last year and increasing its worth earlier this year just a day after the company's executives held a...

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person...

  • Ohio agency to get $300,000 for Ebola protection

    Updated: 12 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health won approval Monday to buy thousands of additional protective outfits to prepare for the possibility of the state's first Ebola case. The agency, acting because a Dallas nurse tested positive for the virus after flying from Texas to...

  • State calls for mental health insurance review

    Updated: 12 min ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's insurance commissioner has ordered all companies selling health insurance in the state to review their mental health policies in the wake of a Washington Supreme Court decision earlier this month. The court ruled that health insurers must cover...

  • Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL filed in federal court

    Updated: 26 min ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District...

  • NY pol: Bar planes if anyone came from West Africa

    Updated: 43 min ago

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Republican candidate for governor said Monday that entire planeloads of passengers should be turned away at Kennedy Airport if anyone aboard is coming from the African nations plagued with Ebola. Rob Astorino said during a telephone news conference...

  • In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

    Updated: 58 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply. Across the country, far more Americans say they disapprove of the president than approve. He's so politically toxic that Democratic candidates in tough races are...

  • Petition drive to limit hospital charges gets OK

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections board gave the go-ahead Monday for a petition drive seeking to limit what hospitals can charge uninsured and underinsured patients and auto accident victims. The Stop Overcharging initiative, the form of which was approved by the Board of...

  • Jindal: report any state travel to Ebola countries

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered every part of state government under his control to start reporting any travel to countries where people might catch the Ebola virus. He also ordered restrictions or advisories on such travelers' use of commercial transportation...

  • Indiana sets up Ebola hotline for questions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health has opened a call center to answer the public's questions about Ebola. It said Monday that health representatives are available there to answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola. The call center...

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