APNewsBreak: Review critical of workplace safety policy

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the state child welfare agency's safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead...

Kansas Senate advances bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents has received first-round approval in the state Senate.

Senators advanced the bill...

2 female Pennsylvania residents test positive for Zika virus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two female Pennsylvania residents tested positive for the Zika virus, however they are mild cases and the public is not as risk, Pennsylvania health authorities said on Tuesday.

The two...

Gov. Bullock takes aim at filling health care jobs

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, hoping to promote his record on producing high-wage jobs, convened a round table at Montana Tech on Tuesday to address the state's growing need for more health care...

Federal judge gives state time to fix competency problems

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge said the only reason she won't hold Washington state in contempt for failing to provide timely competency services is because state judges have issued dozens of contempt orders and...

Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Health Department officials say they have a confirmed case of the Zika virus in Tennessee, the first recorded case in the state.

The infected person had recently traveled to...

The Latest: Ohio has 2 Zika virus cases in visitors to Haiti

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Zika virus cases reported in Ohio (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Health officials say Ohio has a second Zika virus case, involving a 21-year-old Stark County man who...

Nebraska company to ship beef to Israel, officials say

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say a Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since Israel banned U.S. beef imports more than a dozen years...