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Child in California mountain lion attack leaves hospital

Feb. 01, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking in rural Northern California with his mother and grandfather has been released from a hospital, authorities said Wednesday. The boy had raced ahead of the adults on a trail in San Mateo County,...

Republican-led committee targets COVID relief aid for review

Feb. 01, 2023 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday began their promised aggressive oversight of the Biden administration, focusing on what watchdogs described as “indications of widespread fraud” in federal coronavirus aid programs initiated under President Donald Trump. GOP...

Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

Feb. 01, 2023 16:56 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Inslee’s office said in a statement Wednesday that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms including a cough. He is consulting with his doctor about...

Senator: Pet insurance bill isn't 'ruff' to understand

Feb. 01, 2023 16:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More Mississippi dogs, cats, reptiles and birds may soon be insured against costly medical bills thanks to legislation that passed in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 2228, by Sen. Walter Michel, a Republican from Ridgeland, would create “a...

FTC fines GoodRx for unauthorized sharing of health data

Feb. 01, 2023 16:08 PM EST

In a first-of-its-kind enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data with Facebook, Google and other third parties without their consent. ...

Indiana public health program boost clears legislative panel

Feb. 01, 2023 15:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s proposal for a broad expansion of county-level public health programs won its first endorsement from state legislators on Wednesday. The state Senate’s health committee voted 12-0 in support of a bill laying out the responsibilities...

Abortion foes: 2024 GOP hopefuls must back federal limits

Feb. 01, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each...

2nd ex-NC State athlete sues school in sexual abuse case

Feb. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EST

A second former North Carolina State athlete sued the school Wednesday alleging he was sexually abused by the Wolfpack’s former director of sports medicine under the guise of treatment. The lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Robert Murphy Jr. of improperly touching the...

TennCare: Nearly 300k Tennesseans likely to lose coverage

Feb. 01, 2023 14:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 300,000 Tennesseans who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to lose their coverage this year now that state officials are once again allowed to bump people from the government-funded health insurance program. A spokesperson...

Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32

Feb. 01, 2023 14:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said. The Health Ministry said the fire took place at the Noor Mohammadi hospital in eastern Cairo’s Matariya...