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Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousandsKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it is reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. Nevada has been trying for a year to execute Dozier, who says he wants to die and doesn't really care whether it's painful, and has twice been told it can't employ a never-before-used combinations of drugs for his lethal injection, including the first-ever use by a state of fentanyl. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed executionNevada is facing big hurdles trying to execute a twice-convicted killer who says he wants to die
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018, photo, flames fly from the lit torch, signifying the start of the 62nd annual Flint Olympian Games opening ceremonies at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint, Mich. A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversightA federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward genetic testing; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to knowAP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease
The Associated Press13 hours ago
He Ate a Bad Oyster, Died 2 Days LaterA man dined on oyster at an unnamed restaurant in Florida's Sarasota County, only to die two days later from a deadly bacteria. The 71-year-old died July 10 from a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus , reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . Though such infections are rare—only about...
Newser14 hours ago
Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme CourtPennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE--In this May 11, 2012, file photo, Sequoia National Park air resource specialist Annie Esperanza explains how ozone diminishes the view from Beetle Rock in Sequoia National Park, Calif. A new study concludes visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of pollution. (AP Photo/Tracie Cone, file)
Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution risesResearchers say pollution levels in some U.S. national parks are similar to cities like New York and Los Angeles and are leading people to avoid visiting
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks at news conference in Oklahoma City. Hunter says the state's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules it adopted last week for medical marijuana. In a letter Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates, Hunter specifically cites last-minute changes that prohibit the sale of smokable marijuana and require a pharmacist at every dispensary. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rulesOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says the state's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules it adopted last week for medical marijuana
The Associated Press1 day ago
Michelle Williams Reveals Mental Health TreatmentMichelle Williams of Destiny's Child has sought treatment for mental health struggles, the singer revealed on Instagram Tuesday. "For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care...
Newser1 day ago
New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menusA new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE In this Friday, May 9, 2014, file photo, people smoke at a designated area in Tokyo. Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for smoke-free games, but was largely watered down by the reluctant ruling party.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partialJapan approves 1st national smoking ban inside public facilities, but measure excludes many restaurants and bars
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE--In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, land that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists are trying to stop the refuge from opening to the public this summer, claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not adequately study the safety of the site. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plantEnvironmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
The Associated Press2 days ago
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