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  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Illinois lake

    ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat. Lake County officials say the death happened Sunday night on Loon Lake in Antioch. The Lake County Sheriff's office says the man was in a canoe with another man, a woman and the cat. Officials say the cat jumped into the water and the man went...

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's. The suspects are the gunky amyloid (am-uh-LOID') in brain plaques, and tangles of a protein named tau that clog...

  • National advocate for burned veterans leads Dearborn parade

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An ex-Navy SEAL who founded a national organization to help military and emergency service workers who have survived burns is coming to Michigan to serve as grand marshal of Dearborn's Memorial Day parade. Ryan "Birdman" Parrott started Dallas-based Sons of the Flag in 2012. His group's website says he sustained first-...

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto Company have on the community when they spray fields with chemical...

  • Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records show. She's been portrayed as a martyr by anti-circumcision advocates around the country who have...

  • Students rally around Mitchell ag teacher battling cancer

    MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Students at an eastern South Dakota high school are rallying around an agriculture teacher during his bout with cancer. The Tri-State Neighbor (http://bit.ly/1ISIkNs ) reports Mitchell High School teacher Jeff Hoffman joined his students at the state Future Farmers of America convention weeks after having his leg...

  • Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three orders of Roman Catholic nuns that traditionally took care of their own aging sisters have sent 58 members to live at an elderly-care complex that was originally a nursing home for Jews. The orders' decision reflects a trend that has left the church in America with more nuns over age 90 than under age 60. Very few women...

  • Carbon monoxide sends 8 people to hospital; 2 critical

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a carbon monoxide leak sent eight people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition. Emergency crews in Montgomery County were dispatched to a Norristown row house just after 11 p.m. Saturday. Officials said elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found in five homes,...

  • Concert planned to help victims of Ohio botulism outbreak

    LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Community members plan to hold a concert to raise money for those sickened in a botulism outbreak at an Ohio church potluck. Health officials say home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad were the likely source of the outbreak that killed a 55-year-old woman and sickened at least 20 others. The salad was served at an...

  • At least 4 injured at amphitheater campground in Washington

    GEORGE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County sheriff's office has identified the man who drove his car into the Gorge Amphitheater campground, injuring three people and himself. Tanner A. Drayton-Williams of Woodland Hills, Calif. was arrested and is facing four counts of second degree assault. Authorities say he hit pedestrians, tents and parked...

  • Dayton vetoes agriculture-environment and jobs-energy bills

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov, Mark Dayton vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on measures that passed before the end of the legislative session, but he proposed a temporary tax cut in return for a scaled back version of his proposal for universal preschool for all 4-year-olds. While Dayton signed a state...

  • Lawmakers review tax breaks for wheelchairs, hearing aids

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a proposal that would take away the sales tax paid on motorized wheelchairs and hearing aids. Assembly members reviewed SB334 on Saturday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. The measure would create a 2016 ballot question asking voters to exempt the sales tax applied to durable...

  • Jeni's scoop shops reopen after listeria-related shutdown

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has reopened most of its scoop shops after a monthlong shutdown triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1FvfxMI ) more than 75 people lined up for the reopening of a Jeni's scoop shop Friday in Columbus' Short North...

  • Third case of avian flu confirmed in northeast Nebraska

    PONCA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County. The department said in a news release Friday that testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of the highly contagious bird flu on a farm...

  • State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers

    BOSTON (AP) — Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry's political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care landscape. In less than a decade, lobbying by the industry has nearly doubled from the $10.8...

  • Groups that spent the most lobbying lawmakers on health care

    Organizations that spent the most on lobbying Beacon Hill lawmakers about health care issues last year: ___ The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans: $1,055,620 The Massachusetts Hospital Association: $882,470 Steward Health Care: $674,451 Partners HealthCare System: $644,715 The Massachusetts Nurses Association: $576,437 Tufts...

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