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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 29, 2024 07:27 AM EST

Kingsport Times News. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Tennessee falling behind on road projects Some states issue bonds to fund highway projects, but Tennessee isn’t among them. Tennessee hasn’t borrowed money for roadwork for 45 years, and while its pay-as-you-go...

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Feb. 29, 2024 04:39 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show. The scientists,...

Young South Korean doctors resist back-to-work orders, risking prosecution

Feb. 29, 2024 04:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea’s government made a last plea for junior doctors to end a walkout hours before a Thursday deadline, many were expected to defy orders to return to work, risking suspensions of medical licenses and prosecution. Thousands of medical interns...

Patients urge Alabama lawmakers to restore IVF services in the state

Feb. 28, 2024 20:57 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — LeeLee Ray went through eight miscarriages, one ectopic pregnancy and multiple surgeries before turning to surrogacy in her hopes of having a child. She and her husband found a surrogate through a matching program, and they hoped to soon transfer frozen...

Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

Feb. 28, 2024 20:33 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden “continues to be fit for duty,” his doctor wrote Wednesday after conducting an annual physical that is being closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection in November. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden's physician, wrote that the...

Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

Feb. 28, 2024 19:57 PM EST

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — King Harald V of Norway remained hospitalized with an infection on Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi on Wednesday as officials said that his condition was improving. Harald, Europe's oldest monarch at age 87, became ill while he was on...

Owners of St. Louis nursing home that closed abruptly face federal fine of more than $55,000

Feb. 28, 2024 19:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal regulators have issued a $55,000 fine after St. Louis’ largest nursing home closed without warning, although experts said the amount collected will likely be smaller. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the fine in a letter to...

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Feb. 28, 2024 18:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican lawmakers are once again trying to block federal health care dollars from going to the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, this time weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court thwarted a previous attempt to end that funding. The...

Republicans block Senate bill to protect nationwide access to IVF treatments

Feb. 28, 2024 18:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice. Sen. Cindy...

Medicaid expansion proposal advances through Republican-led Mississippi House, will go to Senate

Feb. 28, 2024 18:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-led House passed a bill Wednesday that would expand Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — a landmark shift after state leaders refused to consider the policy for years. ...