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  • Where candidates for governor stand on health care

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Improving the well-being of the state's health care system could be a difficult prescription to fill for the next governor, given Massachusetts' rocky effort to merge its 2006 health care law and President Barack Obama's 2010 federal law. That's not the only health care...

  • Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations...

  • 14 get medical treatment after visiting laundromat

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat. The North Dakota Department of Health says exhaust from a malfunctioning boiler was venting into the Watford City facility....

  • 5 things to know about the Florida election

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a...

  • VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families. The back-to-back town halls will be Sept. 10 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial in...

  • GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won't jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman...

  • Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification....

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Kearney Hub. Aug. 29, 2014. Lawmakers are ignoring immigration realities The problem with U.S. immigration policy is that it makes legal entry into the country so expensive, time-consuming and risky that instead of entering through the front door, foreigners are sneaking in through...

  • Mason City man sent to mental health facility

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father is being sent to the state's Cherokee Mental Health Institute. On Friday Judge Gregg Rosenbladt ruled that 43-year-old Thomas Barlas Jr. should be sent to the institute,...

  • Children's Hospital doctor heads group

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Children's Hospital physician has been elected president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists. The hospital says Dr. Joseph Ortenberg will serve a one-year term. The group's main purposes are promoting treatment quality and education about...

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