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  • 3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla.

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since early March and adds to the record number reported during the flu...

  • West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. The disease, typically found in central or eastern Africa, has infected people in Guinea's remote forests, its capital and in neighboring Liberia. In a statement...

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of...

  • Christie, McGreevey agree on inmate services

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie and former Gov. Jim McGreevey are sharing their thoughts on how to help inmates re-enter society. The Republican governor and Democrat former governor agree that jobs and drug treatment are keys to reducing recidivism and cutting...

  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said. Scientists noticed the big cat known as P-22 was sickly...

  • New Life Lodge to pay $9.25M over fraud claims

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BURNS, Tenn. (AP) — Owners of the New Life Lodge drug and alcohol treatment facility in Burns have agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations of TennCare fraud. According to the state attorney general's office, the state claims that CRC Health Group provided substandard...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Thursday

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. BUS CRASH Authorities to release 911 calls made after a FedEx truck smashed into a bus carrying high school seniors to a university visit. 2. HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL...

  • 4 students taken to hospital after smoking spice

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Officials say central Indiana high school students were taken to a hospital after becoming ill from smoking the synthetic marijuana known as spice. Bartholomew Consolidated Schools spokesman Larry Perkinson says a boy went to the Columbus North High School...

  • Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's health director says the flu is widespread in Rhode Island, triggering a requirement that health care workers who have not been vaccinated wear surgical masks during direct contact with patients. Director of Health Michael Fine issued the...

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility. Superior Court Judge Michael D. Gordon also...

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