• Buddy Baker steps down from radio show with inoperable tumor

    Updated: 39 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Buddy Baker says he has a "huge tumor" in his lung that is requiring him to immediately step down as co-host of his SiriusXM NASCAR show. The 74-year-old Baker won 19 races in the Sprint Cup Series, including the 1980 Daytona 500. He made his...

  • USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that...

  • Child sickened by amoeba in western Minnesota lake

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a child has been sickened by a rare brain infection after swimming in a lake in Pope County. The state Department of Health said Tuesday the child became critically ill after swimming in Lake Minnewaska in western Minnesota....

  • Review: Workload, staffing had impact at Wasilla VA clinic

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — High workloads and inadequate staffing had a negative effect on access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla, an inspector general's review found. It found that eight of 40 patients assigned to the clinic who died between July 2013 and...

  • Patients urge Cuomo to speed-up medical marijuana in NY

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the start of New York's medical marijuana program still months away, patents and caregivers of children with neurological conditions gathered outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to demand early access to the drug. About two dozen people gathered Tuesday morning in...

  • Virtua explores options to fight Cooper's Camden EMS deal

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Camden's longtime paramedic services provider is exploring options to fight legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie that will allow Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in the city. The legislation signed by Christie on Monday will...

  • California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The move came despite pleas involving the case of Brittany...

  • Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples. Gov....

  • The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee. Going for as much as $4 per ounce, breast...

  • Gov. Hogan makes first public appearance since chemotherapy

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has made his first public appearance since finishing his opening round of chemotherapy last week. Unscheduled, Hogan came downstairs on Monday from his second-floor Annapolis office to open the restored Old Senate Chamber to visitors....

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