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Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Feb. 02, 2023 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The money will help carry out the agreements that define the tribes' rights to water from rivers...

Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

Feb. 02, 2023 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week sent a health alert to doctors, saying the outbreak...

Authorities: Woman sent to Iowa funeral home was alive

Feb. 02, 2023 18:42 PM EST

A continuing care home in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, has been fined $10,000 after a funeral home discovered a woman sent to it in a body bag was still alive. The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals said in a report filed Wednesday that the 66-year-old woman was declared dead at...

Decisions loom for pandemic-era Medicaid enrollees

Feb. 02, 2023 18:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentuckians who signed up for Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have to shop around to maintain health insurance coverage, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Democratic governor said his administration intends to help people through the...

Doctor, GOP governor clash over private Medicaid discussion

Feb. 02, 2023 17:53 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said in a private conversation that expanding Medicaid to people working low-wage jobs would be in the best interest of the state, but that he refuses to support the policy for political reasons, a former chancellor of the...

Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

Feb. 02, 2023 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three decades after Bill Clinton signed the nation’s family and medical leave law, he was back at the White House on Thursday to hold forth on what it’s meant to the country, unspooling his trademark blend of storytelling and wonkiness. The 42nd president, now...

North Carolina Medicaid director Dave Richard to retire

Feb. 02, 2023 16:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The official who oversaw the conversion of North Carolina’s Medicaid agency to managed care will retire from state government at the end of the month, the state health department said on Thursday. Dave Richard, the deputy secretary for Medicaid for the last...

N. Carolina bill would ban treatment for transgender minors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has joined a growing list of states considering bans on gender-affirming medical procedures for transgender minors. A bill filed late Wednesday in the state House would ban hormone treatments and surgeries for anyone younger than 18 and make it...

Crowds decry gender-affirming treatment ban in West Virginia

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crowds at the West Virginia state Capitol pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to show as much compassion for saving the lives of transgender children as they showed for unborn fetuses when they voted to ban abortion just months ago. Over and over, dozens of...

NFL prospects safeguarded from inappropriate team questions

Feb. 02, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL prospect Jake Andrews fielded questions from teams designed to probe his personality and attitude more than just his football IQ. Those questions — such as, would you rather be a Super Bowl champion or Hall of Famer? — are standard issue for teams...