- Plaintiff in 'gay conversion' suit tells of therapy methods Updated: Jun-03-15 6:32 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - One of four plaintiffs who sued a nonprofit that promised to turn them from gay to heterosexual wept on the witness stand Wednesday as he described cutting off contact with his mother after being told she was the cause of his homosexuality.
- Utah insurers request big rate hikes for 2016 Updated: Jun-03-15 6:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More than half a dozen health insurers in Utah say they need to raise rates on individual policies next year by 10 percent or more because of higher than expected care costs and other expenses.
- USDA: Bird flu vaccine not good enough for outbreak Updated: Jun-03-15 6:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry.
- 2 more turkey farms added to list of possible bird flu cases Updated: Jun-03-15 5:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa agriculture officials say two turkey farms have been added to the list of possible locations with bird flu. The eighth farm in Sac County, one with 40,000 birds, and the third in Hamilton County, a farm with 19,600 birds, have initial positive tests.
- Review finds Fairbanks Memorial Hospital improves procedures Updated: Jun-03-15 5:50 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is expected to retain its accreditation after follow-up testing found the hospital has improved the way it documents the sterilization of surgical items.
- Expert panel: Mammograms are most worth it for women 50-69 Updated: Jun-03-15 5:19 pm
A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s.
- Bear cub badly burned in Washington blaze is back in wild Updated: Jun-03-15 5:17 pm
SEATTLE - A bear cub found badly burned last summer in the largest wildfire in Washington state history has endured a long recovery but is now back in the wild.
- North Carolina OKs bill for 72-hour wait period for abortion Updated: Jun-03-15 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would make the state one of several with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion, sending the measure to the governor's desk.
- GOP-controlled House backs state medical marijuana laws Updated: Jun-03-15 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.
- Indiana asks public for ideas on allowing safe bird shows Updated: Jun-03-15 3:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is asking the public for ideas on how bird shows might go on despite a statewide bird show ban imposed in response to a deadly avian flu.
- Corn, soybean prices see no major price drops from bird flu Updated: Jun-03-15 2:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Corn and soybean producers are keeping a close eye on the bird flu outbreak, concerned that the loss of nearly 45 million birds might reduce demand for poultry feed made with the grains and send prices lower.
- Kerry starts physical therapy after surgery on broken leg Updated: Jun-03-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry has begun physical therapy as he recovers from surgery to his broken leg but his return to work in Washington remains unclear.
- Apple recalls Beats Pill speakers because they may overheat Updated: Jun-03-15 2:47 pm
NEW YORK - Apple said it is recalling its Beats Pill XL speakers after a customer reported getting burned when it overheated.
- Oregon women could skip doctor's visit for birth control Updated: Jun-03-15 2:39 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could make their state the easiest place in the nation for women to access birth control.
- Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level Updated: Jun-03-15 2:10 pm
NEW DELHI - Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.
- Health insurers to increase Affordable Care Act rates Updated: Jun-03-15 2:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Health insurers covering more than 155,000 Louisiana residents under the Affordable Care Act are planning rate increases ranging from 12 percent to 24 percent in 2016.
- Nurses' union says strike authorized if negotiations fail Updated: Jun-03-15 1:41 pm
NEW YORK - Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike over staffing levels if negotiations with management fail.
- Food worker in St. George tests positive for hepatitis A Updated: Jun-03-15 12:45 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Authorities have confirmed that a food handler at Pizza Cart in Cedar City has tested positive for hepatitis A.
- Committee advances emergency allergy treatment bill Updated: Jun-03-15 12:07 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin Assembly committee has advanced a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to be used in case of life-threatening allergic reactions.
- Problem drinking affects 33 million - 14 pct. of US adults Updated: Jun-03-15 12:05 pm
CHICAGO - Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:53 am
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Illinois has approved 2,500 medical marijuana patients Updated: Jun-03-15 11:32 am
CHICAGO - Illinois sent about 200 approval letters in May to patients who qualify for the new medical marijuana program, but the pace of approvals and applications has slowed.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:26 am
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- Southern Indiana school tests students, teachers for TB Updated: Jun-03-15 9:16 am
SELLERSBURG, Indiana - Southern Indiana health officials have tested nearly 200 students and teachers for tuberculosis at a Sellersburg school where a student has tested positive for the illness.
- Woman to trial in mom's alleged neglect, hypothermia death Updated: Jun-03-15 8:17 am
SHAMOKIN, Pennsylvania - A northeastern Pennsylvania woman must stand trial in the hypothermia death of her disabled 66-year-old mother in their unheated home.