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

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in 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 —...

  • Boston, several suburbs see major population growth

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston-area residents who feel there are more cars on the roads and a little less elbow room on the subway may be right. The U.S. Census Bureau in estimates released this week said Boston and four of its immediate suburbs added the most new residents from July 1, 2013 to...

  • Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    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...

  • Stent saves local man’s last functioning carotid artery

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Sponsored feature: On a typical day last fall, 76-year-old Joe Johann tilted his head back in front of the bathroom mirror and reached up to put a couple of eye drops in each eye. “As soon as I put my arms down I started getting dizzy,” he said. “I realized later, when my arm was...

  • Police arrest 2nd suspect in dispensary office robbery

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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...

  • Fort Hays to offer first doctoral degree

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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...

  • Police: Stray bullets fired into bedroom of 5-year-old girl

    Yesterday

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say officers responding to a call of shots fired found that bullets ripped through the bedroom of a 5-year-old girl in Brockton. Police say it happened shortly after midnight Wednesday. The girl's pink comforter was covered in drywall and dust from...

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