• 'Ice Bucket Challenge' inspiration honored by BC baseball

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's baseball team is honoring a former team captain credited as the inspiration for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" phenomenon. Players will be wearing specially-designed jerseys at an exhibition game with the Boston Red Sox exhibition in Fort Myers, Florida, on...

  • Federal grant provides help for pregnant women, families

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is receiving $1.8 million to expand home visiting services to women during pregnancy and parents with young children. The award is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which says $386 million was awarded to states, territories and...

  • GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law. Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of...

  • Hawaiian Home Lands among things to watch at Legislature

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — A coalition representing Native Hawaiian homesteaders has created a plan outlining ways to improve the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Their plan calls on the state government to fully fund the department, which is responsible for administering the Hawaiian Home...

  • Ultra-small U-M logo shows possible new drug delivery tool

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It may be one of the tiniest University of Michigan logos ever made, but it's more than just an effort to show "how small can you go." Researchers at the Ann Arbor school's College of Engineering have replicated a 3-micron-thick, two-layered block "M'' to test...

  • Washington flu season most deadly in years, but not over

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — The deadliest flu season in Washington state in at least five years is winding down, but it's not yet over. State health officials say state labs have confirmed at least 120 flu deaths since the season started in September, but only a fraction of those who die from the...

  • Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal. Her Boise,...

  • Oklahoma Right to Try expands access to experimental drugs

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today. The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease...

  • Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone...

  • Brookings powerlifter raises money for sick children

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A weight training enthusiast from Brookings is using powerlifting to help kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Jackie Geppert was recruited several weeks ago to join the Midwest-based Relentless powerlifting team, which raises money for a large...

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