• Wisconsin officials lift avian flu quarantine

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys were infected with bird flu. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed last month that 87,000 turkeys on the farm had...

  • Ballot proposals for 2016 election include medical marijuana

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use marijuana. Melissa Mentele, an activist from Emery, South Dakota, said...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 27

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA SENATE OFFERS HEALTH CARE COVERAGE COMPROMISE Top Florida senators are offering up a revamped health care coverage plan in an effort to end a stalemate with Republican House leaders and...

  • Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP leaders....

  • School: No more vaginal procedures for ultrasound training

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida community college says it will no longer have ultrasound technician students practice an invasive vaginal procedure on each other. Two former students sued Valencia College in federal court earlier this month, claiming they were punished when they...

  • Officials say 2 new probable cases of bird flu in Iowa

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say there are two probable cases of bird flu in Adair and Webster counties in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says initial testing at two commercial laying operations were positive for bird flu. The operations have...

  • Baptist Health, Verizon Foundation launch diabetes study

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Verizon Foundation and Baptist Health have announced a pilot program to study whether mobile technology can improve the health of diabetes patients. The foundation is putting up $427,700 to help fund the year-long program. Participants include two groups...

  • Overdose reversal kits being supplied to more Ky. hospitals

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    EDGEWOOD, Ky. (AP) — A hospital system on the front lines of treating heroin overdoses in hard-hit northern Kentucky will be supplied with hundreds of naloxone kits to send home with overdose patients in an effort to combat the deadly toll from the drug scourge. An emergency nurse...

  • Baby born by C-section after brother killed in crash dies

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — A baby born after his mother had to undergo an emergency C-section following a crash that killed his brother has died. Multiple media outlets report Hadley and Gentry Eddings were involved a traffic accident in Pender County last weekend on U.S. 17 near...

  • Md. prison inmate treated at hospital for burn injuries

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland's prison agency says an inmate has been taken to a hospital for burns he suffered while heating food with a makeshift device at a medium-security prison near Hagerstown. Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli says the inmate...

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