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  • Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean. The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a 38-year-old resident was infected with chikungunya, which...

  • GOP New Hampshire US House hopefuls spar in debate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican rivals in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District argued about their Statehouse attendance records in a debate Wednesday, with one candidate suggesting that not showing up was better than voting the wrong way. State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, former...

  • Honour ad: GOP governor rivals 'making excuses'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Business executive Scott Honour stresses the outsider theme in a new radio ad that accuses his Republican primary rivals of "making excuses" and "empty promises." The minute-long spot marks a sharper tone in a primary campaign that has been tame so far. Honour...

  • 4 rescued after boat capsizes off Islamorada

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says four people have been rescued after their boat capsized off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Officials say the two men and two women were participating in Florida's Lobster two-day mini-season which began Wednesday. The boaters were...

  • North Carolina editorial roundup

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    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: July 29 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on VA woes: Congress appears ready to embrace a $17 billion bipartisan measure to shore up the Department of Veterans Affairs. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, and Sen. Bernie...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

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    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: July 30 The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on expediting Medicaid applications: Medicaid expansion remains a topic of heated debate. So do numerous other aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

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    Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, July 30, 2014 Resolve problems at the IHS Problems at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers get all the attention, but similar stories of neglect at Indian Health Services clinics go virtually unnoticed. Last week, the Unified Tribal...

  • Tennessee editorial roundup

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    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: July 29 The Jackson (Tennessee) Sun on VA deal: We were mildly encouraged Monday about the "deal" reached to address some of the problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. But we remain frustrated about how we...

  • Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report. That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for...

  • Insurers: 2015 exchange rates likely to spike

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — State insurance officials are preparing to release figures next week on how much health plans will cost under the Affordable Care Act for 2015, and rate increases seem inevitable as insurers say their new consumers are older and sicker than anticipated. Top executives at...

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