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  • Correction: Indiana Lawmaker-Conflict story

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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...

  • 5 die from hypothermia in Maryland in month

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release Wednesday that the five deaths...

  • Dentist suspended; patient died after teeth pulled

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed will not be allowed to work until after a comprehensive review of his practice. The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday...

  • Foundation sues state over contraception records

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the state to obtain records related to a decision not to enforce Wisconsin's contraceptive coverage law. Gov. Scott Walker's administration announced in July it would no longer enforce the law against employers with...

  • Feral hogs with pseudorabies found in Panhandle

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    BEAVER, Okla. (AP) — State and local law enforcement authorities are working to eradicate feral swine that were illegally brought to the Oklahoma Panhandle and released and later tested positive for pseudorabies. Pseudorabies is a viral disease that's not considered a risk to humans,...

  • Ohio man acquitted after insanity defense dies

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Billy Milligan, an Ohio man believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59. Milligan had cancer and died Friday at a hospital in Columbus, said his sister, Kathy. She refused to be identified by...

  • Crosby returns to ice, 3 Penguins tested for mumps

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with mumps, while several teammates were tested for the virus as a precaution. Crosby worked out Wednesday for the first time after missing three games over the weekend. He could return to the lineup as...

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