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  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Larson watched Sunday's NASCAR race on a laptop in a hospital after failing to get medical clearance to drive after fainting during an autograph session. Larson was in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was taken for further testing. He fainted Saturday during an appearance at Martinsville Speedway. Regan Smith...

  • Boy suffers serious head injuries in fall from moving car

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy is being treated for serious head injuries after he fell off the side of a moving vehicle in Carson City. Authorities say it appears the boy was standing on the running boards of an SUV driven by a relative as the driver left a family gathering about noon on Sunday. The child was thrown off the...

  • Michigan Legislature revisits major bills from last session

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — What's old is new again with the Michigan Legislature as the Republican majorities in the House and Senate reintroduced many bills that died last session or were vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder for various reasons. Here's a look at some measures that didn't make it into law last session and where they stand as the Legislature...

  • Person monitored for Ebola given CPR for heart problem

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One of the five American aid workers being monitored in Nebraska for exposure to Ebola developed a heart problem while jogging Saturday and needed CPR from a bystander. The Nebraska Medical Center said the individual was in stable condition Sunday, and an infectious disease expert at the hospital said the unusual situation...

  • Boston officer improving after surgery to remove bullet

    BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer shot point-blank in the face by a suspect was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday and improving after surgery to remove a bullet lodged below his ear, police said. Officer John Moynihan, 34, underwent several hours of surgery at Boston Medical Center, where he was upgraded from critical...

  • Rhode Island gets $3.4M in new HIV care program funding

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is receiving more than $3.4 million in new federal funding for HIV testing, prevention and related health services. Sen. Jack Reed announced the funding Sunday from the Department of Health and Human Services' Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The program works with cities, states and community organizations to...

  • Bellevue family donates $6M to UW for Alzheimer's research

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer's disease has donated $6?million to the University of Washington to advance cutting-edge research into the devastating and incurable brain disorder. Officials with the Ellison Foundation and UW Medicine announced the gift Friday, saying the new funding will kick off a...

  • Sen. McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will travel the state this week to hear about the concerns of senior citizens in Missouri on retirement, fraud and healthy living. McCaskill will hold eight events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the upcoming priorities in Congress that would affect seniors....

  • 3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region's Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people since cases were first recorded more...

  • More restaurants in Portland passing health inspections

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safety courses and an increase in inspectors have led to more restaurants passing health inspections. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1BAtgwC ) that only 6.4 percent of restaurants failed inspections in 2014 — a dramatic decline from 83...

  • House Democrat introduces bills to create breast milk banks

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Human milk banks would be created and regulated to help nourish premature babies under legislation introduced by a member of the Michigan House's Democratic minority. Rep. Erika Geiss of Taylor unveiled her legislation last week to set standards for human milk banks in Michigan. "Multiple studies show that feeding breast...

  • NDSU gets $435K grant for heart, vascular disease research

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Researchers at North Dakota State University have received more than $400,000 in federal funds to study heart and vascular diseases. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the $435,000 academic research grant. Hoeven says the grant to NDSU "will help Americans live longer,...

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended use of the Bexsero vaccine last year, and the government has spent months negotiating over the cost. The drug was owned by...

  • Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he's not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million. The Senate has approved a $15.5 billion budget for the...

  • Schumer urges outlawing gender-based wage discrimination

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation to outlaw gender-based pay discrimination. The New York Democrat says a recent study shows that unfairness even extends to nursing, where males are paid more than female counterparts. The Journal of the American Medical Association study examined salary trends...

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devastating acts of violence, but experts say certain personality disorders such as extreme narcissism can help push people who want to...

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