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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and preparing to hunt down and destroy mosquito breeding sites in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Sen. Ron Wyden says he has a "number of concerns" about how panelists were selected...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval on Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Greyhound Lines has agreed to pay $300,000 to certain bus passengers and a $75,000 civil penalty to resolve allegations that it repeatedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the terms of a consent decree filed Monday in Delaware, the...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection has given final approval to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have died due to asbestos exposure. The announcement on Monday came more than 15 years after...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When the emergency room fills up — whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity. She and other nurses from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Sen. Ron Wyden says he has "a number of concerns" about how panelists were selected...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine,...