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  • 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said. Three of the injured — the driver and two of the children — were taken to hospitals in...

  • Okla. House passes abortion clinic standards bill

    Updated: 40 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would impose strict new state regulations and requirements on abortion providers in Oklahoma has easily passed the state House. The legislation would require the Oklahoma Board of Health to establish the rules, including standards regarding equipment...

  • Man charged with giving girlfriend HIV

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man is charged with criminal transmission of HIV for allegedly failing to tell his ex-girlfriend he had the disease and giving her the virus. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1lL9dFH) 31-year-old Johanson Little was ordered held Thursday in lieu...

  • States seek delay in protecting long-eared bat

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan to protect one of the bat species that are dying by the millions from a fast-moving disease could also create casualties in the forest products industry, say officials in four Midwestern states that are seeking a delay. The heads of natural...

  • Rally pushes to speed up medical marijuana access

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease and other debilitating illnesses rallied at the Statehouse Thursday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to speed up the process for opening medical marijuana dispensaries so they can safely...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ___ FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Proposed rules, issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration, tread fairly lightly. They would ban sales to anyone under 18, add...

  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said...

  • Correction: Boozman-Surgery story

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an April 23 story about U.S. Sen. John Boozman recovering from heart surgery, The Associated Press reported erroneously that acute aortic dissection typically occurs in three to five people out of every 1,000. The University of Arkansas for Medical...

  • Court: State can vaccinate children in its care

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Children in the custody of the state can be immunized over the objections of their biological parents, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that involves the eight children of a couple with religious objections to vaccinations. The court found that...

  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or...

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