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Lawmakers who toured Georgia detention site raise concerns

Sep. 26, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being forced into unnecessary gynecological procedures with dirty equipment that left serious infections amid conditions so unsanitary that some begged to be deported....

Astros' Pettis diagnosed with multiple myeloma, leaves club

Sep. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. The team announcement came before Saturday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers. Pettis, 62, is expected to make a full recovery from this...

President Donald Trump signs an executive order after delivering remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet

Sep. 26, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re on Medicare, don’t run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President Donald Trump. Government officials said Friday that key details of Trump's election-year giveaway still have to be fleshed out, including the exact timing and how...

In this image taken during a video broadcast via Zoom, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a law on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif.,  that for the first time defines “medical necessity,

California governor signs law to grow mental health coverage

Sep. 25, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments. State and federal laws already require health...

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump promotes health care 'vision' but gaps remain

Sep. 24, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. “This is affirmed, signed, and done, so we can put that...

Mayor: 1 of 2 officers shot during Breonna Taylor protests treated for leg wound; other recovering from abdomen surgery

Sep. 24, 2020 11:05 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mayor: 1 of 2 officers shot during Breonna Taylor protests treated for leg wound; other recovering from abdomen surgery.
FILE - U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, walks to a session during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.  Wright was admitted to a Dallas hospital due to complications surrounding his cancer treatment, his campaign said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.  Wright, 67-year-old Republican, was elected in 2018 to Texas' 6th congressional district in Arlington. His campaign said in a statement that Wright has “been in a tough battle with cancer this year.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Texas Rep. Ron Wright out of hospital after cancer treatment

Sep. 23, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is out of the hospital following treatment for lung cancer complications, the Texas Republican's campaign staff announced Wednesday. The freshman Republican from the 6th Congressional District in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs was released Monday from Baylor University...

In this April 5, 2017, photo, Regina Barzilay, a professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, poses at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. The world's biggest AI society awarded Barzilay its top prize on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. MIT said Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her machine-learning work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women at the Irwin County Detention Center to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

Sep. 22, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Mahendra Amin faces allegations that he administered hysterectomies and other procedures that women held at...

State closing Corrections Department site in Detroit

Sep. 22, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state Corrections Department, citing fewer prisoners and other changes, is closing a Detroit location that houses parole violators and inmates who need dialysis. The Detroit Reentry Center will close in January. It has 70 people, down from hundreds, the department said Tuesday. The...