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  • Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. It comes despite Trump recently telling Congress about the need to find "cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us." Blase Polite, a cancer specialist at the University of Chicago who chairs the American Society for Clinical Oncology's government relations committee.

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. It comes despite Trump recently telling Congress about the need to find "cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us." Blase Polite, a cancer specialist at the University of Chicago who chairs the American Society for Clinical Oncology's government relations committee.

  • Despite the vote, however, members of the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee made it clear the issue is far from settled. The tribes say they need the facility to blunt competition from the MGM Resorts International casino being built in Springfield, Massachusetts, and protect jobs at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resorts Casino in southeastern...

  • NEW YORK— Randell Heath isn't sure how hackers got into his company's website— all he knows is a supplier called, saying the site had become an online store selling Viagra and Cialis. Symantec, a maker of computer security software, analyzed threats and cyberattacks that its network encountered and found that 43 percent of all cyberattacks in 2015 targeted small...

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— A Connecticut pharmaceutical company has announced it plans to lay off more than 200 employees in the coming weeks. The New Haven Register reports that a spokeswoman for Alexion Pharmaceuticals said Monday that the 210 layoffs represent about 7 percent of Alexion's 3,000- person workforce. The New Haven company announced in 2012 that it would...

  • The ax would fall especially hard on Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to the poor and lower-income workers. In Washington, for example, state officials say they would have to come up with $1.5 billion a year starting in 2020 to keep coverage in place for about 600,000 residents who gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A late-season snowstorm swept the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing public school systems from Washington, D.C., to Boston, grounding thousands of airline flights and knocking out electricity to 200,000 customers. Tens of millions of residents from Maryland to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The doctors include emergency room physicians and trauma surgeons who treated patients shot by military-style rifles including AR-15s in attacks at the...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A blizzard swept through the heavily populated northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, canceling classes and pummeling those who ventured out onto snow-bound streets. Some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter" over the course of the day that was unusual...

  • TORONTO, March 14- Canada's biggest airport canceled more than a hundred flights on Tuesday as a late winter storm brought more snow to southern Ontario, forcing several colleges to suspend classes. Sheridan College, Brock University, Mohawk College and McMaster University all in Ontario province were closed, according to a local media report.

  • National Weather Service blizzard and winter storm warnings were in effect for the region including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, with forecasts for up to 2 feet of snow by early Wednesday and temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. "If you must go out, do so for as limited time period as possible... but the best thing to do...

  • EVERETT, Wash.— As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. So Everett is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication OxyContin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly...

  • The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of eight states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, with forecasts calling for up to 2 feet of snow by early Wednesday, with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. "If you must go out, do so for as limited time period as possible... but the best thing to do...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 13- A fast-moving winter storm bringing up to two feet of snow was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey,...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— The widow of a Vermont man who died after eating raw milk cheese tied to a listeria outbreak has filed a lawsuit against the New York creamery that made it. Veronica Friedman is the widow of 73- year-old Richard Friedman, of Putney. She filed her lawsuit Friday in New York against the Vulto Creamery, of Walton, New York.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— A former executive of an Israel- based defense contractor has pleaded guilty to crimes related to fraud schemes targeting a United States foreign aid program. Yuval Marshak pleaded guilty on Monday to several counts of fraud in federal court in Connecticut. U.S. officials say the case was prosecuted with assistance from Israel's Ministry of...

  • Dannel P. Malloy's budget office has determined the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act could cost tens of thousands of Connecticut residents their health care coverage if it becomes law. For example, Connecticut has relied on additional federal funding to expand its Medicaid program to cover low-income adults. According to the state's...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 13- A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with...

  • CLINTON, Conn. _ Connecticut Water Service Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $761,000. Connecticut Water Service shares have dropped 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Connecticut Water Service, Earnings Report.