Title IX: Law balanced cuts during pandemic | Health

Title IX: Law balanced cuts during pandemic |  Health

By AARON BEARD – AP sportswriter Title IX is always on the mind of Candice Storey Lee, and Vanderbilt’s director of athletics believes it should be for every administrator running college programs. “I would hope that this is part of our DNA and shows in how we make decisions on a day-to-day basis,” Lee said. … Read more

Union votes to authorize Atlantic City casino strike | Health

Union votes to authorize Atlantic City casino strike |  Health

By WAYNE PARRY – Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) — Atlantic City’s largest casino workers’ union will vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike against the city’s casinos, with which they have yet to sign new contract agreements. Branch 54 of the Unite Here union says its members will decide whether union leaders … Read more

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms | Lifestyles: food, home, health

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms |  Lifestyles: food, home, health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press While we celebrate blooming roses, ripening tomatoes, and the pollinator frenzy in our backyards, we gardeners should also be aware of the downsides of summer: thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an “above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season,” and even as the … Read more

Wall Street joins global swoon, China worries | health

Wall Street joins global swoon, China worries |  health

By STAN CHOE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street plunged to its lowest level in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about the Chinese economy simmered in markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was down 1.8% in early trade after ending its fifth consecutive … Read more

Trial in Florida’s opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens | health and fitness

Trial in Florida's opioid lawsuit against Walgreens opens |  health and fitness

By CURT ANDERSON – Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Florida’s opioid epidemic lawsuit against pharmacy chain Walgreens, which accuses state officials of prioritizing profits over health by improperly dispensing millions of powerful painkillers, causing tens of thousands of deaths . The trial in Pasco County, north of … Read more

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus | health

Maryland Legislature ends session marked by budget surplus |  health

By BRIAN WITTE – Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers ended their term late Monday by passing legislation to strengthen cybersecurity in a year marked by a budget surplus, upgrades to parks, infrastructure, schools and information technology systems, and tax breaks enabled . In a year of huge surpluses, largely due to federal … Read more

3 charged with roles in awarding COVID outreach contracts | health

Judge Rules US Military Cannot Dismiss HIV-Positive Troops |  health

HOUSTON (AP) — Three people who worked for Harris County’s top elected official were indicted Monday after prosecutors accused them of breaching a nearly $11 million contract to spread COVID-19 vaccines to a political adviser with ties to local Democratic officials. Alex Triantaphyllis, Aaron Dunn and Wallis Nader were each charged with misusing official information … Read more

NJ Approves 7 Facilities to Sell Recreational Cannabis | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey regulators Monday gave the green light to seven facilities already selling medical marijuana to also start selling recreational cannabis, though it’s not exactly clear when sales would begin. Sales could begin in a few weeks or more, but no specific date was set when the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory … Read more

New York Mayor Adams Seeks Order, Post-COVID Comeback | health

New York Mayor Adams Seeks Order, Post-COVID Comeback |  health

By MICHELLE L. PRICE – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Many New Yorkers just want their city to feel orderly, functional, and fun again after two years of plague and social disruption. Your new mayor, Eric Adams, has promised to deliver. The question is, in the face of repeated setbacks, can the Democrat, who … Read more

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing | health and fitness

Medical Marijuana Legalization Receives First Public Hearing |  health and fitness

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A Republican-authored bill legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will have its first public hearing next week, in a bid to meet a goal of supporters and to be the latest sign of progress for those supporting the laws of the state want to relax. The bill will not go into effect … Read more