• Dominant Dallas Keuchel helps Astros climb atop the AL West

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel had scarcely more than a five o'clock shadow when he made his major league debut in 2012. Houston's ace has since turned his beard into one of the more recognizable in sports, rivaling that of Houston Rockets star James Harden in an unusual one-two punch...

  • Southern Indiana county approves needle-exchange program

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Local officials unanimously approved a proposed needle-exchange program in a southern Indiana county near the center of an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users. The Clark County commissioners voted in favor of the program on Thursday night. The...

  • New York state picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The five companies picked to grow and dispense medical marijuana in New York include one run by a Minnesota physician, three with dispensaries in other states and another with a personal connection to those the state's new program aims to help. The organizations,...

  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola,...

  • Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old. Horn is among thousands of...

  • Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in South Dakota animals

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Animal Industry Board says two cases of vesicular stomatitis virus have been confirmed in livestock in the western part of the state. The highly contagious animal disease is transmitted by flies and midges. It can infect horses, cattle, sheep, goats...

  • Litvinenko widow accuses Putin of ordering husband killing

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Nine years after former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko drank radioactive tea at a London hotel, an inquiry into his death ended Friday with his widow claiming President Vladimir Putin ordered the killing — and Moscow accusing Britain of politicizing the probe....

  • UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue. "We have reached an important milestone...

  • Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions. Patients in the capital, Accra, lined up on Friday at medical facilities, hoping the strike wouldn't affect...

  • DIDD conducts second training session for law enforcement

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is continuing to help Tennessee law enforcement officials in their interaction with people with disabilities. The agency conducted its second training session on Wednesday. More than a dozen special...

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