• 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...

  • CPR training bill passes Kentucky House

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's public high schools would be expected to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students under a bill that has passed the state House. The measure would require that the CPR training be included in health education curriculum. The bill...

  • Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial. And Lacey Spears eventually killed the boy, Garnett-Paul Spears, because she...

  • Lawsuits: Idaho Commission on Aging mishandled federal money

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two individuals have filed federal lawsuits against Idaho contending the state retaliated against them after each informed officials that the Idaho Commission on Aging failed to properly distribute federal money. The lawsuits filed Wednesday by Sarah Scott and...

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