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The Latest: Evers unveils second virus response package

Apr. 1, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers has released a second sweeping package of proposals in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic for the Legislature to take up. Republican leaders have been negotiating with Evers and said hours...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, Andrea Palm, then Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, speaks during a meeting with reporters in Madison, Wis. Medicaid enrollment in Wisconsin is expected to increase dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring the Legislature to take swift action to bolster the program that serves more than 1 million poor, elderly and disabled people, the state's health secretary Andrea Palm warned legislative leaders in a letter, Tuesday March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Evers seeks disaster declaration as unemployment grows

Mar. 31, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for Wisconsin due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state opened voluntary isolation centers, unemployment claims hit a daily high and the state's health secretary warned that Medicaid...

A worker cleans and sanitizes a pump at the Speedway gas station in Concord, N.H., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Speedway announced on their website that they would increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces at their stores due to the coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire gets $147 million in latest virus aid package

Mar. 31, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more federal aid and liquor store workers are getting a raise as the state responds to the spread of the new coronavirus. The latest developments in New Hampshire: ___ RELIEF AID New Hampshire is getting an additional $147 million from the massive coronavirus...

Plans for Navajo Medicaid entity stall in leadership dispute

Mar. 30, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Plans for a Navajo Nation entity to manage Medicaid on the New Mexico portion of the reservation have stalled over disagreements between the tribal president and lawmakers. The Naat'aanii Development Corp. has been touting a plan that would incorporate traditional healing, customer...

Anthem executive becomes next Blue Cross NC president, CEO

Mar. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is hiring an executive from a major Blue Cross insurer in multiple states as its next president and CEO, the company announced on Monday. Tunde Sotunde will begin on June 1 after the Blue Cross NC trustee board picked him for the new jobs,...

Prosecutors: Man sought kickbacks for coronavirus tests

Mar. 30, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia man used concerns over the coronavirus in a bid to defraud Medicare out of more than $1.1 million. Erik Santos, 49, of Braselton, Georgia, was arrested Monday at his home by FBI agents and was due to make his initial court appearance later...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website When stock markets are rattled by news events, it’s unsettling for any investor — but especially so for those who are retired (or nearly there). The first thing anyone with an investment portfolio should do is make sure it’s properly balanced, taking both income needs and risk tolerance into account. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Don't give your adult kids your house

Mar. 30, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn’t. Transferring your house to your kids while you’re alive may avoid probate, the court process that otherwise follows death. But gifting a home also can result in a big,...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Wyoming governor vetoes abortion, Medicaid-funds bills

Mar. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would've required doctors to provide lifesaving care to infants born after an attempted abortion. Gov. Mark Gordon also vetoed a bill that would've set up a system allocating Medicaid funds to special education. Gordon was skeptical...

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

Mar. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business. Co-defendant Lynwood Jennet told police that...