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  • 3 Michigan institutions get health care grants

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan institutions have received a combined $625,000 in federal funds under a program designed to improve health care and educational services. The grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were among 65 awarded nationally for distance...

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    Updated: 8 hr 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...

  • Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza: — Lanza's mother and his educational team both had a goal to manage and accommodate his disabilities, rather than treat them....

  • Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase by 2 percent the sales tax on food with little to no...

  • Sears, Duren lead Yale past Illinois-Chicago 70-58

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 3-point attempts. Armani...

  • 5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high School. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska high school and shared it...

  • UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response. "If we continue to accelerate our response we can contain and end the outbreak by the middle of...

  • Audit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday health officials didn't follow up with 11 percent of seriously mentally ill inmates in the 30 days...

  • Health officials reporting mumps outbreak

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say an outbreak of mumps has erupted among University of Idaho students. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has confirmed 10 cases of mumps on campus, and more than 20 additional reports are being investigated both on campus and off...

  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to...