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Arizona gives special practice permits to med school grads

May. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of a just handful of states that issues special practice permits to medical school graduates who haven’t completed a residency. But six months into the program, use of the permits is low. Supporters of the program say it’s one way to address...

‘Ghost boat’ rides the waters of a troubled former lake

May. 22, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drivers on the Beltline in West Raleigh may catch a glimpse of two people fishing from a boat, mouths agape, seemingly celebrating the catch one of them is pulling in. It’s a peaceful scene, except that the two people, and the fish, are skeletons, and the...

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

May. 19, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased in the United States. The House passed the bill the day before, so it...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

South Dakota report: Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 18, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously approved a report finding that Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter got preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser's license in 2020. The findings of last year's legislative...

Jill Biden heads to Latin America before hemispheric summit

May. 17, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will visit Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama this week to help lay the groundwork as the United States finalizes arrangements for a hemisphere-wide summit being held in Los Angeles in June, the White House announced Tuesday. The first lady departs...

Paul-Booker fall matchup set in Kentucky Senate race

May. 17, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul looked past his fall opponent Tuesday to slam national Democrats, while his Democratic challenger doubled down on his progressive message and vowed to take the fight to the incumbent in a matchup featuring contrasting agendas. ...

NC college students win high marks at robotics competition

May. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Brenneman didn’t know what to expect at the 2022 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition in Mobile, Alabama. As captain of the UNC Asheville’s IEEE Student Chapter, Brenneman and his 11 team members developed a robot not knowing whether it could compete at the...

Ex-convict admits fraud, bogus tax returns for pro athletes

May. 13, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-convict from California has pleaded guilty to fraud schemes totaling more than $25 million that included exaggerated tax returns for professional athletes and exploiting federal pandemic relief programs. Quin Ngoc Rudin, 45, of Chino, California,...