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Physician assistant jailed for selling $710K in painkillers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York physician assistant who pocketed $710,000 by illegally selling the painkiller oxycodone has been sentenced to five years in prison….

Former president’s breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube….

Researchers: Trump win alters conversation on gun violence

BOSTON (AP) — Leading public health researchers and gun safety advocates concede that Republican Donald Trump's election as president changed the national conversation on firearms, but they're urging gun owners and manufacturers to be included in the effort to reduce deaths and injuries from firearms….

Report: NYPD mental health training needs better utilization

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has trained more than 5,000 police officers on how to handle mental health crisis calls but doesn't have a way to dispatch those officers when the calls come in, according to a report published Thursday….

Feds sue New York police over man’s HIV discrimination claim

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying an HIV-positive man a position as an emergency dispatcher, federal prosecutors said….

In Minnesota, rainy-day fund may help cover insurance hikes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are working to offset massive health insurance premium increases for more than 100,000 residents who buy their own coverage….

US lawsuit says preschool wrongly expelled disabled child

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A company that runs a New Jersey preschool is defending itself against a federal complaint that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it expelled a child with Down syndrome because she wasn't potty-trained….

London mayor issues health alert over air pollution

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor has issued a smog alert for the British capital, advising people with heart and lung conditions to avoid outdoor exercise….