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Piilani Smith talks about a bill that would help unmarried or same-sex couples and single women greater access to fertility treatments on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Honolulu. Hawaii mandates insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization, but the rule only applies to heterosexual, married couples. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law

- Associated Press

A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., shortly after the court ruled the that state child protection officials aren't violating the rights of her 17-year-old daughter by forcing the girl to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Fortin's daughter has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

- Associated Press

A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, for now, is not returning $5,000 her 2012 campaign received from the leadership PAC of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat who has been indicted on federal bribery charges.

Kansas AG seeks up to $450K to defend anti-abortion law

- Associated Press

Kansas' attorney general is telling legislators that defending a first-of-its-kind anti-abortion law in court could cost the state up to $450,000, as Republican Gov. Sam Brownback commemorates the measure with events across the state.

State extends emergency declaration for bird flu response

- Associated Press

Gov. Mark Dayton and state officials approved a monthlong extension to a peacetime state of emergency Monday to battle bird flu, acknowledging they still don't know the full scope of an outbreak that has wiped out about a fifth of the turkey population in the nation's largest turkey-producing state.

Bird flu found in 5 more northwest Iowa poultry farms

- Associated Press

The deadly bird flu virus was found in an egg-laying flock with 3.7 million chickens in northwest Iowa in addition to four more poultry farms, state agriculture officials said Monday.

In this Jan.18, 2007 file photo, Mark Schutter, former Larned State Hospital superintendent, stands in one of the rooms of the sexual preditors unit in Larned, Kan. At a time when Kansas legislators are seeking to find a mix of cuts and tax increases to fill  budget shortfalls, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has recommended increasing funds for the sexual predator program despite criticism over costs and effectiveness. (Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program

- Associated Press

Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.

This undated photo provided by Joseph L. Murphy shows chickens in an Iowa chicken house. Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. While it is not the first time bird flu has surfaced, this is the first time a widespread outbreak that's affected millions of commercially raised chickens and turkeys. (Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association via AP)

An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

- Associated Press

Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.

NC senators won't try to stop mental health property sale

- Associated Press

Republican senators announced Monday they will no longer try to stop the sale of more than 300 acres of state land to Raleigh to build a regional park, saying their biggest concerns about the pending deal have been addressed by the governor's office.

Correction: Bratwurst Recall story

Associated Press

In an April 24 story about a bratwurst recall, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company involved, North Clay Packing Co., is in Springfield, Illinois. The company is in Louisville, Illinois. In addition, the AP, relying on information from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, reported erroneously that the bratwurst was sold in Coles County. The product was sold in Clay County.