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

As USA Games near, some Special Olympics athletes in limbo over COVID-19 vaccination policy | Olympics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Isabella Valle cried in joy last summer when she learned she’d earned a spot at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, being held in Orlando. But with opening ceremonies less than a month away, the 25-year-old golfer’s tears are now out of frustration and disappointment. Her mother, Elaine Valle, received an April … 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

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

Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological opposites | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — US Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but the Republican’s campaign attacks in Kentucky are unmistakably aimed at Charles Booker’s agenda—in what’s shaping up as a populist-themed battle featuring starkly different ideas to win the people … Read more

Man denies killing mother at sea to inherit family’s estate | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By LISA RATHKE – Associated Press RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 28-year-old man who was rescued from a raft off the coast of New England in 2016 after his boat sank pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he killed his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate. Nathan Carman was arraigned in federal court … Read more