Initiative to produce more highly trained nurses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the state faces a looming shortage of primary care doctors, a Twin Cities foundation hopes to address the need by investing $10 million in a Univ……

US justices doubtful on abortion buffer zone law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to strike down a state of Massachusetts law setting a 35-foot (10 meter) protest-free zone outside ab……

Cold-stunned sea turtles rehabilitated, released

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of endangered sea turtles that needed rescue after recent cold snaps have been released back into the Gulf of Mexico off northwest Flori……

Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a familiar problem for families with an elder trying to cope with chronic health conditions: Doctors don’t talk to each other, and……

Mo. lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri health care groups pressed state lawmakers Wednesday to bar insurers from charging higher co-payments and deductibles for chemo……

BC-IL–Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be……

Vt. 2013 deer hunting results show healthy herd

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The results of Vermont’s 2013 deer hunting seasons show the herd is healthy, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Hunt……

Union criticizes Sharpe hospital work conditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union representing state employees says the state has not investigated complaints by employees about working conditions at William R. Sha……

Heroin, pill abuse startle quiet Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Behind the facade of quaint villages and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S., tiny Vermont is fighting with heroin and painkill……

Flu outbreak among Fresno County Jail inmates

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A flu outbreak at the Fresno County Jail has prompted a judge to suspend federal criminal proceedings involving inmates. The Fresno Bee reports (……