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Inmate's estate reaches settlement with Arlington jail

Feb. 05, 2023 13:25 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The family of an inmate who died in a northern Virginia jail has reached a wrongful death settlement with the county sheriff and the jail's former health care provider. Darryl Becton died at the Arlington County jail at the age of 46 in October 2020. An...

As many as 80K Marylanders could lose Medicaid eligibility

Feb. 05, 2023 11:11 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are preparing for as many as 80,000 residents who could no longer qualify for Medicaid coverage this spring, as the federal government reinstates a requirement that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic for states to verify the eligibility of recipients. ...

Cause of death released for former Arizona swimmer Ty Wells

Feb. 05, 2023 10:24 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the cause of death for former University of Arizona swimmer Ty Wells. The Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office said the 23-year-old Well died Jan. 27 of natural causes “secondary to a disseminated streptococcal bacterial infection...

US states take control of abortion debate with funding focus

Feb. 05, 2023 01:12 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though the Insight Women’s Center sits at the epicenter of a reinvigorated battle in the nation’s culture wars, the only hint of its faith-based mission to dissuade people from getting abortions is the jazzy, piano rendition of “Jesus Loves Me” playing in a waiting...

Already short-handed Nets lose Curry, Morris to injuries

Feb. 04, 2023 20:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The short-handed Brooklyn Nets lost guard Seth Curry and forward/center Markieff Morris to injuries during their game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Curry suffered a left adductor injury during the third quarter, and Morris had a sore left knee....

3 killed in suspected murder suicide include dad, son

Feb. 04, 2023 18:32 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Three people killed in what authorities are describing as an apparent murder-suicide have been identified as a father, his 25-year-old son and a business partner. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said 55-year-old Dale Kenneth Dahmen died of...

Girl dies, pregnant mom and baby injured in Delaware crash

Feb. 04, 2023 17:32 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl has died and a 29-year-old mother and her newly born baby were in critical condition Saturday in Delaware after a head-on car crash. Delaware State Police say the collision occurred Friday night on Route 4 in the Wilmington area. ...

'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

Feb. 04, 2023 14:26 PM EST

Results from 6-year-old Anastasia Weaver’s autopsy may take weeks. But online anti-vaccine activists needed only hours after her funeral this week to baselessly blame the COVID-19 vaccine. A prolific Twitter account posted Anastasia’s name and smiling dance portrait in a tweet...

Kansas police responding to overdose call shoot, kill man

Feb. 04, 2023 12:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas say an officer shot and killed an armed man after he fled from the scene of an opioid overdose on a bicycle. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department said in a news release that officers spotted the man pedaling away Friday night from a...

Why a new Alzheimer's drug is having a slow US debut

Feb. 04, 2023 08:36 AM EST

The first drug to show that it slows Alzheimer’s is on sale, but treatment for most patients is still several months away. Two big factors behind the slow debut, experts say, are scant insurance coverage and a long setup time needed by many health systems. Patients...