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  • Bedbugs found in Kansas state office building

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say bedbugs have been found inside a state office building near the Statehouse targeted for demolition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1w0zTFm ) that the pests were discovered on the third floor of the Docking State Office...

  • Va. groups get funding for youth anti-smoking

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is awarding grants to groups across the state for youth tobacco-use prevention programs. The foundation says the $9.2 million in funding over the next three years for 62 groups will fund classroom-based prevention programs...

  • Oklahoma receives $2 million grant for health care

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma has received a $2 million dollar grant to improve the quality and affordability of health care. The state had applied for the State Innovation Model grant in July. Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, the state will begin a 12-month project to design a...

  • More than 100,000 sign up for insurance through Colorado exchange

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Colorado's health insurance exchange tallied 108,077 enrollments completed during its first month of open enrollment - largely from people who were covered in 2014. Eighty percent of those who purchased 2015 plans through Connect for Health Colorado had coverage this year, according...

  • NYC suit: Help transit riders with limited English

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Transit Authority was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of discriminating against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan by New York...

  • Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues...

  • Correction: Indiana Lawmaker-Conflict story

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TIPTON, Ind. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the appointment of Tony Cook to the Indiana General Assembly, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a lawmaker who urged Cook to seek the seat. She is Kathy Richardson, not Cathy Richardson. In the same story, the AP also reported...

  • Governor abandons single-payer health care plan

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system. Going forward with a project four years in the...

  • Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a New Jersey-based dietary supplements company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements. Barry Steinlight pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The...

  • Flu cases increasing in Delaware

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Public health officials are urging residents to get flu shot as cases of the illness increase in Delaware. The Division of Public Health said in an email Wednesday that more than 250 cases of the flu have been confirmed in the state this season. Officials also say...

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