Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward

SEATTLE (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse's station, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off.

CDC denies language prohibitions amid health groups' protest

In two separate letters, more than 300 public-health organizations urged Acting Secretary Eric Hargan of the Department of Health and Human Services to ignore a reported restriction on employees' use of seven specific words as they prepare budget documents for the President.