Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Race tightens as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, and three candidates were tightly bunched after three ballots. Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy took a razor-thin lead with 31.79% of the vote after dermatologist Neil Shah dropped … Read more

Race is tight as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election but the five candidates were tightly bunched on the early ballots, showing that all had earned loyal pockets of support. Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and … Read more

Lawyer says Georgia man set for execution should be spared | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATE BRUMBACK – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The life of a Georgia man set to be executed Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl should be spared, his lawyer argues, explaining that his client has significant cognitive impairments that likely contributed to his crimes and has suffered horrible abuse in jail. Virgil Delano Presnell … Read more

Lawyer says Georgia man set for execution should be spared | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATE BRUMBACK – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The life of a Georgia man set to be executed Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl should be spared, his lawyer argues, explaining that his client has significant cognitive impairments that likely contributed to his crimes and has suffered horrible abuse in jail. Virgil Delano Presnell … Read more

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on public health and law enforcement. … Read more

Toddler weighing under 10 pounds dies; parents arrested | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl in Florida weighing less than 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) died of long-term starvation and her parents were arrested on child abuse charges. Regis Johnson, 57, and Arhonda Tillman, 35, were arrested on Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. They were being held without bond. When deputies … Read more

Arguments set on whether pandemic asylum restriction can end | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge hears arguments Friday on whether the Biden administration can lift pandemic-related restrictions on immigrants requesting asylum later this month. Migrants have been expelled more than 1.8 million times since March 2020 under federal Title 42 authority, which has denied migrants a chance … Read more

Democrats hit GOP attorney general with ethics complaint | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One day after launching his campaign for Kentucky governor, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron was hit with a formal complaint Thursday alleging he violated ethics laws by investigating the Democratic governor he now wants to unseat. The complaint filed by the Kentucky Democratic Party requests … Read more