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Baker weighing $4B spending bill sent to him by lawmakers

Dec. 05, 2021 13:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is weighing a $4 billion spending bill shipped to his desk this week by Massachusetts state lawmakers. The bill directs money from the state’s portion of the American Rescue Plan Act and Fiscal Year 2021 surplus funds to help with the...

South Korea tightens social distancing to fight virus wave

Dec. 02, 2021 22:48 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is tightening recently relaxed restrictions on social gatherings as it grapples with its worst wave of the virus since the start of the pandemic. Starting next week, private social gatherings of seven or more people will be banned...

Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61,...

Erlanger lawsuit: TennCare continues to underpay hospitals

Nov. 30, 2021 15:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga-based Erlanger Health System is once again suing Tennessee's Medicaid program, known as TennCare, arguing that the state continues to underpay some hospitals that treat the neediest patients. The complaint, filed earlier this month,...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz plans to run as a Republican for Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat, sources tell AP

Nov. 30, 2021 12:43 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz plans to run as a Republican for Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat, sources tell AP.

Portugal's president vetoes 2nd version of euthanasia bill

Nov. 30, 2021 05:08 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's president has refused to sign for the second time a parliament-sanctioned bill allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, arguing the wording is imprecise and effectively shelving the piece of legislation until a new parliament and government are...

Doctor suspended over COVID-19 misinformation, exemptions

Nov. 29, 2021 13:08 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A regulatory board in Maine has temporarily suspended the license of a physician because of claims he inappropriately signed COVID-19 exemption letters. The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure has suspended the license of Waterville doctor Paul...

Assisted living facility may lose license after woman dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EST

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has begun a process to revoke a South Florida assisted living home's license after a 69-year-old woman who went missing ended up dead in a car in the parking lot. Yvanne Moise left Victoria's...

Denmark seeks support to reintroduce face mask use

Nov. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Wednesday it would seek support in parliament to reintroduce mandates for wearing face masks in public places amid a rise in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. The new regulation would cover public...