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Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall

Sep. 30, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister warned Friday that the country is seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 cases as it goes into the fall, and urged older people to get a second booster shot tweaked to protect against new variants. Other European countries such as France, Denmark...

New Mexico settles wrongful death suit over veteran's death

Sep. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Department of Health after a Vietnam War veteran contracted COVID-19 at a veterans’ home has been settled for $300,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 75-year-old Rickey Lee Widener of Ruidoso died...

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

Sep. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist...

Kentucky receiving $23M in funding for crime victim aid

Sep. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding almost $23 million in grants to Kentucky programs. Funds totaling $22.8 million will go to assist 120 programs and projects, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said in announcing the funding Thursday. The...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

New Mexico focusing on seniors with COVID-19 booster rollout

Sep. 15, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials on Thursday touted the new COVID-19 booster, along with an aggressive plan to bring it to the most vulnerable populations. The state has announced a timeline to get the Omicron booster to seniors and residents of long-term care...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting in front of DC senior residence

Aug. 24, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said two people were killed and three others injured Wednesday in a shooting in front of a senior citizens center and near several schools in the nation’s capital. The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday’s shooting happened in the Truxton...

Kentucky offers cost-effective care program for older adults

Aug. 19, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's administration has unveiled an initiative aimed at providing comprehensive, cost-effective care for people age 55 and older. People voluntarily enrolling will receive a variety of medical and social services. Beshear said it will...

Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation

Aug. 16, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law his landmark Inflation Reduction Act. Its title raises a tantalizing question: Will the measure actually tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardships on American...