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Schools rethink age-old concept with telehealth clinics

Jan. 29, 2023 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Peering into a girl’s eye with a beam of light from her cellphone, Kim Gordon didn’t find anything amiss. So the Cone Health nurse sent the Bessemer Elementary student back to class. On a daily basis, schools call parents to get children who aren’t...

Nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of missile crews

Jan. 28, 2023 13:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of airmen who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. The...

Delaware Gov. John Carney tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 28, 2023 13:25 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced on Saturday. Carney tested positive late Friday using an at-home antigen test after experiencing mild symptoms, according to a news release. Carney,...

Dispute in bar led to fatal shooting outside, arrest made

Jan. 28, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A dispute in a bar led to a fatal shooting outside of the business and an arrest on a second-degree murder charge, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Saturday. Police found Timothy Pouliot, 24, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds shortly...

Minnesota Senate backs abortion rights after marathon debate

Jan. 28, 2023 08:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate voted early Saturday after a marathon debate to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders have fast-tracked the bill as...

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

Jan. 27, 2023 19:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current...

Hayneville receiving funds to upgrade failing sewer system

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community's failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes. The project in Hayneville...

Utah lawmakers approve ban on transgender treatments

Jan. 27, 2023 18:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican-dominated Legislature on Friday gave final approval for a measure that would ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care like surgery or puberty blockers, bypassing concerns raised by opponents about the measure's impact on transgender children...

Bill to ban care for transgender minors gets heated hearing

Jan. 27, 2023 16:14 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposed bill to deny gender-affirming care to young transgender people in Montana drew emotional testimony Friday. Supporters argued it is needed to protect children, and opponents called it government overreach that would harm transgender children by denying them...

AP Source: Tagovailoa to miss Pro Bowl, still in protocol

Jan. 27, 2023 15:27 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and will not participate in the 2023 Pro Bowl, a person with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because...