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California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

Oct. 30, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied...

The Latest: Man accused of arson in California wildfire

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities say a man was arrested and accused of arson after a crew responded to a report of a wildfire in Northern California. A CalFire statement said engine crews were able to quickly contain the small fire in...

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

Oct. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the...

Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

US appeals court skeptical of Trump's Medicaid work rules

Oct. 11, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday sharply questioned the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients, casting doubt on a key part of a governmentwide effort to place conditions on low-income people seeking taxpayer-financed assistance. All three judges on a panel of...

SEIU local settles dues collection lawsuit for $3.25 million

Oct. 4, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A union representing home care aides has agreed to pay $3.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that it collected dues from workers without consent. SEIU 775 represents independent workers who provide home-based care to elderly clients eligible for Medicaid. Washington state pays...

German sausage plant production halted over listeria deaths

Oct. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have halted production at a meat processing plant after two deaths that were linked to listeria in sausage products. News agency dpa quoted local authorities as saying Wednesday that the veterinary office in Waldeck-Frankenberg county shut the Wilke Wurstwaren plant in the...

Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly

Sep. 25, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide 5 million seniors with health monitoring services, which can...

Man accused of making racist threats to remain in custody

Sep. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered Daniel...

Authorities: 1 dead in Detroit assisted living facility fire

Sep. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a man has died following a fire at an assisted living facility in Detroit that prompted the evacuation of dozens of elderly residents. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Manor on the city's east side and was quickly extinguished. Detroit police Sgt....