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  • Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago. They are...

  • Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant. Bridgeport firefighter Regina Scates said in her lawsuit in U.S. District Court...

  • UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis. This outbreak has spiraled into the worst ever for Ebola, and the World Health...

  • Still spends Bengals' bye caring for daughter

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Large, gray shipping envelopes were stacked in Devon Still's locker on Monday, gifts from fans who are following his daughter's fight with cancer. The Bengals defensive lineman spent most of his bye week with his 4-year-old daughter Leah, who had surgery to remove a...

  • UNLV aiming to begin medical school in 2017

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has launched an accreditation process that officials said Monday could have students in classrooms by the fall of 2017. The formal application to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education was called a milestone by university...

  • Audit: Most schools follow anti-obesity efforts

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index. Monday's report from state Auditor Suzanne Bump's office, however,...

  • Guam moves ahead with medical-marijuana ballot

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An election official in Guam says a medical-marijuana vote will go forward as planned on the November ballot unless told otherwise. Last week, an attorney filed a federal lawsuit to stop the vote. Lawyer Howard Trapp says the Legislature can't legally "pass the...

  • Suit: Papa John's fired worker with Down syndrome

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal agency is accusing Papa John's Pizza of breaking the law when they fired a Utah employee with Down syndrome. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Monday that it had filed suit against the company and is seeking back pay and damages...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Newspaper editorials from around Oregon Baker City Herald, Sept. 26 Headline: "Forest Service comes to its senses on media" Some officials from the U.S. Forest Service seem to believe that photographs in a newspaper, or video segments on a TV program, could sully the pristine nature...

  • Mosquitoes negative for West Nile virus

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State officials say no West Nile virus has been found in the latest batch of mosquitoes to be tested in Rhode Island. The state Department of Environmental Management said Monday that all 69 mosquito samples from 32 traps set statewide during the week of Sept....

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