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Medicaid agreement in North Carolina closes in on passage

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The details of a deal reached by North Carolina legislative Republicans to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults received overwhelming initial approval from the state Senate on Tuesday.
Ransomware group behind 2021 cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador health network

Ransomware group behind 2021 cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador health network

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Hive ransomware group was behind the cyberattack that brought Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care system to its knees in October 2021, officials said Tuesday.
Nebraska lawmaker 3 weeks into filibuster over trans bill

Nebraska lawmaker 3 weeks into filibuster over trans bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It was a mundane, unanimously supported bill on liquor taxation that saw state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh take to the mic on the Nebraska Legislature floor last week.
Ohio State asks court to hear Title IX issues in abuse suits

Ohio State asks court to hear Title IX issues in abuse suits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is asking the U.S.
Novo Nordisk plans price cuts for several insulins

Novo Nordisk plans price cuts for several insulins

Another major insulin maker has promised steep price cuts, as pressure grows on drugmakers and insurers to trim the cost of a medication that millions of Americans need. Novo Nordisk said Tuesday that it will slash some of its U.S.
Former Kentucky lawmaker makes plea on gender-affirming care

Former Kentucky lawmaker makes plea on gender-affirming care

FRANKFORT, Ky.

Cannabis company TerrAscend applies for TSX listing, will carry out internal reorg

TORONTO — TerrAscend Corp. says it has applied to list its common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
EPA to limit toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

EPA to limit toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses,
Ohio Supreme Court to review block of near-ban on abortion

Ohio Supreme Court to review block of near-ban on abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review a county judge’s order that is blocking enforcement of the state's near-ban on abortions , and to consider whether the clinics challenging the law have legal standing to do so.
Newfoundland and Labrador telehealth line advises most callers to go see a doctor

Newfoundland and Labrador telehealth line advises most callers to go see a doctor

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Reports from the company running Newfoundland and Labrador's public health line show more than three-quarters of callers looking for advice about symptoms are told to seek emergency services or see a family doctor.