• Panel advances effort to continue Arkansas Medicaid plan

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to keep Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion structure through 2016 advanced to a Senate vote Wednesday, as lawmakers rejected a bid to abolish the program by this year's end. The Senate Public Health Committee endorsed...

  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term...

  • Meet the top 5 donors to Nevada state political campaigns

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval's Republican PAC, casinos and a gun control group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the top five entities that donated to Nevada state races during the 2014 election cycle, the Center for Public Integrity said...

  • Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has come under pressure from Europe's human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. Savchenko is awaiting trial on charges of involvement in the killing of two...

  • Kaiser to consolidate offices during planned Hawaii strike

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Kaiser Permanente plans to temporarily shut down 10 small medical offices on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island next week if Unite Here Local 5 union members follow through with a planned strike in Hawaii. The largest health care organization in the state said Tuesday that...

  • Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Eduard Basurin, the deputy commander of the separatist...

  • Correction: Earns-Amgen story

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    In a story Jan. 27 about drugmaker Amgen's quarterly results, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a drug and misstated the type of cancer another drug treats. The experimental drug is talimogene laherparepvec, not talimogene paherparepvec. Kyprolis treats blood cancer, not bone...

  • Huge YouTube bulk makes it tough to catch all terror videos

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Google Public Policy Manager Verity...

  • Shaheen reintroduces veterans benefits bill

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has reintroduced legislation to extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live. The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act is named after a New Hampshire National Guard officer...

  • NYC's 1st lady announces mental health initiative

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, announced an initiative Wednesday to improve mental health services in the city, saying that mental illness should no longer be swept under the rug. McCray said the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, which...

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