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At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growingPresident Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, presents the Assembly's budget proposal in his office at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. California Assembly Democrats say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to expand a tax credit for the working poor and extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrantsCalifornia Democratic lawmakers say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pope Francis, center, arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debateItaly's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues
The Associated Press11 hours ago
British Surgeon Branded Initials on Transplant LiversWhen you're an artist, it's considered customary to sign your work. When you're a surgeon, it's considered bizarre and illegal. Renowned British surgeon Simon Bramhall, who branded his initials on the livers of at least two transplant patients in 2013, pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday, the BBC reports. The liver,...
Newser18 hours ago
They Grow Our Food, and They're Killing ThemselvesOn the day in May 2011 that Matt Peters took his own life, he spoke on the phone with Dr. Mike Rosmann. Rosmann, himself an Iowa farmer, is also a psychologist who doubles as "one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts," writes Debbie Weingarten for the Guardian . She...
Newser19 hours ago
Child Underwent 13 Surgeries. Cops Say They Weren't NeededBy the time he was 7 years old, Christopher had been seen at Texas hospitals and pediatric centers 323 times and underwent 13 major surgeries, the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports. He was put on full-time oxygen, confined to a wheelchair, fitted with a feeding tube, and entered into hospice care....
Newser1 day ago
UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' liversA British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations
The Associated Press1 day ago
Baby Born With Heart Outside Chest Is 'Beyond a Miracle'Nine weeks into her pregnancy, Naomi Findlay was told "termination" was the only option. The fetus in her womb was growing a heart—but in a rare case of ectopia cordis, it was outside of the body, as was a portion of the stomach, giving the fetus less than a...
Newser1 day ago
Three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins who was born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeriesBritish officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Andrei Ivanov of Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Ivanov said that an inspection of the Mayak plant has proven that it wasn't the source of Ruthenium-106, a radioactive isotope spotted in the air over Europe and Russia in late September and early October. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotopeThe Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall has admitted that the isotope that was recorded in the Ural mountains emerges as part of the production cycle but said its levels are negligible
The Associated Press1 day ago
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani chairs the session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday there will be "no turning back" for Britain on commitments made during an initial divorce deal between the two, after his U.K. counterpart insisted it was merely a "statement of intent." (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
EU Parliament votes against banning key kebab additiveThe European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive which is considered key in industrial meats for the ubiquitous doner kebab
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 9, 2017 file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is interviewed by The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. California and the Trump administration will square off at a key federal court hearing in Oakland to help a judge decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam is not expected to immediately issue a ruling at the hearing Tuesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth controlLawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice have clashed in court over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control
The Associated Press2 days ago
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