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  • New rules for nursing homes after Irma deaths move slowly

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly. The Tampa Bay Times reports that after the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott announced nursing homes and assisted living facilities had to install generators within 60 days and have […]
  • Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

    The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. Albertsons Companies executives said Tuesday that their purchase of Rite Aid’s more than 2,500 remaining stores will help the combined company become a “leader […]
  • Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor’s orders and he had forgotten to seek approval for its use. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Ziga […]
  • UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. “It’s abysmal,” said Dr. Ghazna Khalid, a leading obstetrician in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province. “We don’t need front-line medical […]
  • Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican Idaho state senator yelled “abortion is murder” at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss “killing babies” with a Democratic lawmaker. Sen. Dan Foreman […]
  • Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain. “I don’t like taking pain medication. I don’t like the way it makes me feel,” he said. Harris also didn’t want to risk getting addicted to heavy-duty prescription painkillers. […]
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker’s directed students to discuss “killing babies” with a Democratic colleague. State Sen. Maryanne […]
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who yelled at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood now faces an ethics complaint after he posted on social media Monday that the students should discuss “killing babies” with his Democratic colleague. A dozen students, who had traveled nearly 300 miles (483 kilometers) from the […]
  • The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The tweet that led to an ethics complaint against state Sen. Dan Foreman came from an unverified account, which has since issued a statement that it is not run by the legislator. Democratic […]
  • The Latest: Complaint filed over senator’s Twitter outburst

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An Idaho lawmaker says she is filing a complaint against her colleague after he tweeted that students should talk to her about “killing babies.” Democratic state Sen. Maryanne Jordan said Monday that Sen. […]