Easter’s still more than a week away, but lots of places are holding Easter egg hunts this weekend. There’s also a great “Nature for Sprouts” program at Duke Gardens and an open house at the N.C. State Vet School.
A bill to regulate home care for the elderly devolved Thursday into sarcastic debate in the state Senate when an effort was made to add an amendment that would have given an Illinois-based cancer treatment hospital chain part of what it tried unsuccessfully to get weeks ago.
In a story March 25 about Vermont legislation to impose new regulations on gun ownership, The Associated Press erroneously reported the party affiliation of Sen. Joe Benning of the Caledonia district. He is a Republican, not a Democrat.
An autism insurance bill considered dead earlier this week got a new lease on life Thursday when two key legislators from the House and Senate announced a compromise plan they hope will pass before the session ends next week.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Thursday urged people to be careful handling wild or domestic fowl because Wyoming is now among the states where a strain of bird flu has turned up in recent months.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS:
The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices, amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals.