• Walmart Foundation grant to support diabetes treatment

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas. UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville will use the funding to offer...

  • Former Jamestown doctor arrested in New York

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Jamestown medical doctor has been arrested in New York after being charged with 40 counts of TennCare fraud and two counts of theft of property. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that 68-year-old Vijaya Patibandla (vee-JAY'-ya...

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won't sideline him the rest of the way. The organization sounded upbeat that the procedure to repair a medial meniscus tear won't prevent the star...

  • Chile government rejects 14-year-old's plea for euthanasia

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl's plea on social media to let her "sleep forever." Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared to be a hospital bed asking President Michelle...

  • Ohio AG rejects petition for 2nd pot legalization proposal

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the second time this month, a campaign seeking to legalize marijuana in Ohio has failed to clear a state hurdle. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Wednesday rejected a petition for the proposed End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act, citing a lack of adequate...

  • APNewsBreak: Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose Friday to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers a package of fee hikes and money-generating ideas that could keep Louisiana's colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts that had been forecast next year. "Our goal is...

  • Bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years passes Arizona Legislature

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Doug Ducey a bill Thursday that would force able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some of them to five years of coverage. Former Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar law last year but the Republican-controlled...

  • Deaths from flu in Delaware climb to 26

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials say the number of flu-related fatalities this season has risen to 26. Officials say the rate of new cases has declined, but are warning Delaware residents that this year's flu strain is particularly deadly. Officials say this season's flu...

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation forbids the smoking of marijuana,...

  • First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been...

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