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  • AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest, SD

    By Associated Press

    South Dakota at 1 p.m. CT Published April 23, 2014

  • Maine nursing homes may get $14 million boost

    By ALANNA DURKIN - Associated Press

    After years of underfunding that has forced some of Maine's nursing homes to slash staff and close their doors, the facilities could get some relief under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature. Published April 23, 2014

  • Salve Regina gets $1M gift for nursing program

    By Associated Press

    Salve Regina University in Newport is starting a new graduate program in nursing with the help of a $1 million gift. Published April 23, 2014

  • Infectious TB patient jailed in central Illinois

    By Associated Press

    Authorities in central Illinois have jailed a 24-year-old tuberculosis patient for disobeying a court order to stay in his home while his condition is infectious. Published April 23, 2014

  • Maine doctor loses appeal in civil rights case

    By Associated Press

    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court refused to clear an emergency room physician of a Richmond woman's claim that he violated her civil rights. Published April 23, 2014

  • Walker OKs expanding doctor notification law

    By Associated Press

    A Wisconsin state law covering information doctors are required to tell patients will be expanded under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law. Published April 23, 2014

  • County receives 206 medical marijuana applications

    By Associated Press

    Clark County officials are considering 206 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in the Las Vegas area. Published April 23, 2014

  • Suarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmond

    By JENNA FRYER - Associated Press

    Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings. Published April 23, 2014

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on increasing scrutiny of plans for transporting oil by rail and barge through New York. Published April 23, 2014

  • Insurance department starts network rules review

    By HOLLY RAMER - Associated Press

    The New Hampshire Insurance Department on Tuesday began its lengthy and complicated work to revise how it decides whether insurance policies cover enough doctors and other providers. Published April 23, 2014

  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - Associated Press

    The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday. Published April 23, 2014

  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY - Associated Press

    That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. Published April 23, 2014

  • Puzzling rare birth defects in Eastern Washington

    By Associated Press

    The state Health Department is trying to find the cause of an unusually high number of rare birth defects in south-central Washington. Published April 23, 2014

  • Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN - Associated Press

    The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. Published April 23, 2014

  • Epidemiologist: Prevent tick-borne illnesses

    By Associated Press

    South Dakota's state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Published April 23, 2014

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