• Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people — 29 refugees and two...

  • After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle against her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. In a remarkable turnaround after a week behind bars for contempt and an initial...

  • Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Serious injuries such as bone fractures and dislocations are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say concussions are at the top of the list. The Professional Bull Riders' circuit provides a stable of doctors, requires...

  • US prosecutors announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people have been indicted on federal charges alleging they distributed party drugs at Wesleyan University that sent 11 people to hospitals in February. The defendants were among five Wesleyan students arrested on state charges in connection with the...

  • Police arrest 2nd suspect in dispensary office robbery

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a second suspect in the armed robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary's corporate office in Phoenix. Phoenix police say 44-year-old Robert Veto Gastelum is being held on suspicion of burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping, armed...

  • Medical marijuana supporters hopeful for 2016 ballot measure

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's medical marijuana supporters believe they're only a few steps away from getting the issue on the November 2016 ballot. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1HyItnD ) that organizers say The Peggy A. Kelly Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016 needs only...

  • Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. The Ebola...

  • Fort Hays to offer first doctoral degree

    Updated: 8 min ago

    HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Fort Hays State University plans to offer its first doctoral degree, beginning in September. The school said in a news release that it will offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice through its Department of Nursing in the College of Health and Life Sciences. The college...

  • Rockland County executive is undergoing cancer treatment

    Updated: 53 min ago

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Rockland County executive Ed Day is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. His office says the cancer was detected in the early stage. It says Day's prognosis is "excellent" and he does not expect any significant side effects. He underwent a hospital...

  • Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days. Kazakhstan's agriculture ministry said Friday the number of saiga that have died may have...

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