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  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate...

  • Texas worker dies, another injured from poison gas

    Yesterday

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos fire officials say two incidents of carbon monoxide exposure have killed one worker and hospitalized another. Fire Marshal Ken Bell says the separate incidents happened within a 12-hour period spanning Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifty-seven-year-old...

  • Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

    Yesterday

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio animal care officials say an obese Doberman taken in last week is being transferred to Conroe for further care. A spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services said Wednesday that the dog named Bear weighs in at 147 pounds. That's twice the size of an...

  • 6 treated for carbon monoxide during UCLA cleanup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 6 people who were helping clean up UCLA's flooded Pauley Pavilion are being treated for exposure to carbon monoxide. The arena's court was covered with up to 10 inches of water Tuesday after a 30-inch water main broke nearby and sent water cascading...

  • VA wants to fire two accused of manipulating data

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    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    DENVER - The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming. The VA said Tuesday that four other employees face suspension, demotion or admonishment. The firings would be the strongest discipline...

  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and...

  • Health department revokes Ohio clinic's license

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The interim director of the Ohio Department of Health has signed an order to revoke the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic. The order takes effect Aug. 12. Lance Himes signed the order Wednesday revoking Capital Care Network's license. The clinic has 15...

  • Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact...

  • Peace Corps workers isolated after Ebola exposure

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus. A State Department official Wednesday said the volunteers are not symptomatic and are currently isolated under observation. The...

  • Salmon will only get more water if die-off starts

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokesman Louis Moore said from Sacramento,...

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