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  • Lawsuit alleges prison didn’t accommodate pregnant officer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California correction officer who said she fell while responding to a fight between inmates at a maximum-security prison, causing her to subsequently lose her child, filed a discrimination lawsuit Tuesday claiming state prison officials wouldn’t provide reasonable accommodations when she was pregnant. Sarah Coogle’s lawsuit, filed in Kern County Superior […]
  • Citing opioid crisis, feds seek rule change for drugmakers

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Drugmakers would be required to identify a legitimate need for controlled substances to justify their production under a proposed rule change intended to rein in the diversion of drugs for illicit purposes, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday. According to the DEA, current regulations were issued in 1971 but need to […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: No, tax-filing migraines are not going away

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Tax Day, President Donald Trump and a chorus of Republicans announced that Tuesday’s filing deadline marked the last time that figuring out taxes will drive Americans crazy. Not so. Vice President Mike Pence hailed a new era of simplicity for tax filers starting next year in a tweet that also repeated […]
  • Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing. The confirmation hearing of Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White House doctor and a Navy rear […]
  • Dozens arrested in drug bust in Huntington, West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday in a major drug trafficking sweep in Huntington, West Virginia, a city hit hard by the opioid epidemic. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said more than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers targeted nearly 100 people for arrests aimed at dismantling a multi-state distribution […]
  • Lawyer: El Chapo’s mental health is deteriorating

    NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said Tuesday. “We have noticed that his mental state has deteriorated, not just his memory but … the way he understands things,” […]
  • Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon

    BOSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb wasn’t about to let rain, wind or cold stop her. Shertenlieb crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, about 13 hours after she started the race. The leukemia survivor was at mile 15 on Monday when she went to a medical tent, shivering, with purple […]
  • Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

    LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in […]
  • US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug Administration includes few immediate changes, but lists a number of ideas and […]
  • HHS secretary recovering from painful intestinal condition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S health secretary Alex Azar is recovering from a painful intestinal condition and will be reducing some work activities for the time being, a Health and Human Services official said Tuesday. Azar, who was hospitalized briefly over the weekend, has been diagnosed with diverticulitis, the official said. That’s an inflammation or infection […]