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Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids

Jul. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit released Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Republican legislators file lawsuit over tax, fee extensions

Jul. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Eight Republican state senators are suing to challenge legislation extending a business payroll tax and a Motor Vehicle Division technology fee to provide approximately $100 million being mostly used to pay for school safety initiatives and teacher pay raises. The lawsuit filed...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...

US military brings back remains from World War II battle

Jul. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military has brought back the remains of more than 20 servicemen killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. An Air Force cargo plane flew the remains from Tarawa atoll in the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati (KEE-ree-bas) to Hawaii on Wednesday. Marines carried...

California pot regulators struggling with job, audit says

Jul. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the nation's largest cannabis economy, an audit found. About two-thirds of the 219 staff positions authorized for the...

California pot regulators struggling with job, audit says

Jul. 17, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy, an audit found. The Bureau of Cannabis Control is authorized to hire 219 people, but only 75 positions have been filled,...

Clemson and other universities work to improve cybersecurity

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This spring, a batch of tests were sent to 100 Clemson University faculty and staff emails in an attempt to access private and personal information. A fourth of the emails were blocked by the security system and several additional recipients alerted the university to the phishing...

Court sympathetic to House in records fight with Trump

Jul. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed inclined Friday to side with a House committee seeking some of President Donald Trump's financial records as part of an investigation, a disclosure he is fighting. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard...

Michigan State University to open allergen-free dining hall

Jul. 4, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University's campus. The school is opening its first allergen-free dining hall, Thrive, on Monday, the Lansing State Journal reported . Gina Keilen, the university's dietitian for culinary services,...

Tennessee panel OKs $13M in incentives for 4 companies

Jun. 28, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has approved almost $13 million in economic incentives for four companies, including about $10 million for SmileDirectClub's expansion in Nashville. The State Funding Board approved the incentives Thursday. Nashville-based clear teeth aligner company SmileDirect...