• Asthma attacks rise in NY; Gillebrand bill targets schools

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Asthma rates are on the rise, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill to help treat it in schools. The School Asthma Management Plan Act announced Wednesday would make sure that schools are equipped to respond to asthma attacks and work to prevent them....

  • Former Atlanta TV anchor diagnosed with liver cancer

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta news anchor Monica Pearson has revealed she's been diagnosed with liver cancer. The former WSB-TV anchor says she was diagnosed in December and had surgery in January to remove more than 50 percent of her liver. Pearson joined the WSB-TV staff in August...

  • Beckham named KSU's new College of Veterinary Medicine dean

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    MANHATAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has picked a new leader for its College of Veterinary Medicine. Tammy Beckham said in a news release that she's "honored to have been chosen." She's now the director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, a Department of Homeland Security...

  • State investigation prompts big changes for Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A state investigation prompted UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to surrender a waiver Tuesday that allowed it to treat the most seriously ill or injured patients at its pediatric emergency room and take over operation in June of its inpatient pediatric hospital from Children's...

  • Transgender inmate's attorneys oppose delaying surgery

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys representing a transgender prison inmate on Wednesday asked a federal judge to stick with his order that California officials must immediately provide the inmate with sex reassignment surgery. They filed arguments opposing any delay while the state...

  • Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday following an often contentious session highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make the...

  • NC abortion wait expanded to 72 hours in House proposal

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Women would have to wait 72 hours in North Carolina before obtaining an abortion under a bill recommended Wednesday by a state House committee, the latest move by Republicans to place controls around the procedure and reduce its occurrence. The bill would expand...

  • State says drug treatment center illegally charged hundreds

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey says a North Andover-based drug treatment center illegally charged patients hundreds of dollars in cash for opiate addiction treatments the state's low income health program covers. Healey said a civil complaint was filed Wednesday in...

  • Bentley: More than 1,000 state employees could lose jobs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama faces grim prospects unless it finds more revenue — including deep cuts to the courts, mental health services, benefits to poor children and the jobs of more than 1,000 state workers — Gov. Robert Bentley told lawmakers Tuesday. The governor wrote to...

  • Ala. medicinal marijuana bill barely passes Senate committee

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill to allow medicinal marijuana in Alabama— a sweet victory for advocates of pot as medicine but one that could be short-lived. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 vote to approve the bill. It now moves...

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