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Independent report criticizes Cuomo's 'top-down' management of New York's COVID-19 response

Jun. 14, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into New York’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic found former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's “top down” approach of dictating public health policy through his office, rather than coordinating with state and local agencies, sewed confusion during the crisis. ...

Nebraska funeral home discovers hospice patient was still alive hours after being declared dead

Jun. 04, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska funeral home discovered that a 74-year-old hospice patient who was declared dead by her nursing home two hours earlier was actually still alive, so workers started CPR and she was rushed to a hospital, where she died hours later. It's not clear how...

Sen. Bob Menendez reveals his wife has breast cancer as his trial focuses on FBI raid of his home

May. 16, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that his wife will undergo a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, a revelation made just as the first evidence — pictures of 13 gold bars and over $480,000 in cash seized from the couple's home — was shown to jurors at his New...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 06, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. April 29, 2024. Editorial: Unions not the issue A little-noticed event at the White House last week should serve as an opening to the important question of whether private equity funds — known for leveraged buyouts — should be operating with money...

Pennsylvania nurse who gave patients lethal or possibly lethal insulin doses gets life in prison

May. 02, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania nurse who administered lethal or potentially lethal doses of insulin to numerous patients pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and other charges Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison. Heather Pressdee, 41, was given three consecutive life sentences and...

The pandemic exposed staff shortages at nursing homes. A new White House push aims for a remedy

Apr. 22, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said the first rule to set minimum staffing levels at federally funded nursing homes and require that a certain portion of the taxpayer dollars they receive go toward wages for care workers is a long-overdue “milestone” that recognizes...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 22, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. April 20, 2024. Editorial: DHHS audit reveals agency, new director have work to do The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services likely mishandled tens of millions of state and federal dollars last year, handing out millions in taxpayer...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 19, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Perfection is the enemy of our environment The scuffle over permission for a wind energy facility on Sears Island offers a template for how not to take on climate change. The defeat by the Maine House of...

Urgent care worker accused of sexual assaults while claiming falsely to be a nurse in Philly suburbs

Apr. 12, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A dozen additional victims have told police they were victimized by a medical assistant who falsely said he was nurse when they sought treatment in recent months at an urgent care facility outside Philadelphia, police said in filing new sexual assault charges. ...

A claim that lax regulation costs Kansas millions has top GOP officials scrapping

Apr. 02, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An audit released Tuesday by Kansas' attorney general concluded that the state is losing more than $20 million a year because its Insurance Department is lax in overseeing one of its programs. The department said the audit is flawed and should be “discounted nearly in its...