• Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office plans to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the Republican House-passed health care bill would have on coverage and premiums. The report could give talking points to House Republicans for their bill, or to Democrats who...

  • Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised to improve health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a Trump talking point. While not addressing...

  • The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local): 6:30 p.m. California health officials are still awaiting lab-test results on some of the nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a gas station but...

  • Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that...

  • Penrose-St. Francis' proposed Fillmore hill campus clears hurdles

    By Jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services cleared more regulatory hurdles Tuesday in its quest to build a massive campus atop Fillmore hill. The hospital system received several unanimous approvals from the Colorado Springs City Council for its project at Fillmore Avenue and Centennial...

  • Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for peddling fake cures

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A dual citizen from Pakistan and the United Kingdom has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling drugs that he falsely claimed would cure illnesses including Alzheimer's disease and emphysema. Through more than 1,500 websites, 37-year-old Mustafa...

  • Horschel unaware wife ready to go public about alcoholism

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Horschel was playing in a charity golf tournament a day after winning the Byron Nelson when his wife asked him to read a personal message she was ready to post on social media. The PGA Tour player's initial reaction to his wife, Brittany, was that she...

  • California botulism outbreak is rare case of deadly disease

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold in a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death. The outbreak in the Sacramento area left one man dead and sent nine people to a hospital....

  • Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says

    Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to an expansive review of research on the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on the disease....

  • Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a sentencing appeal by a father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak. The rejection Monday means Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster will be required...

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