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  • Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase by 2 percent the sales tax on food with little to no...

  • Sears, Duren lead Yale past Illinois-Chicago 70-58

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 3-point attempts. Armani...

  • 5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high School. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska high school and shared it...

  • UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response. "If we continue to accelerate our response we can contain and end the outbreak by the middle of...

  • Audit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday health officials didn't follow up with 11 percent of seriously mentally ill inmates in the 30 days...

  • Health officials reporting mumps outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say an outbreak of mumps has erupted among University of Idaho students. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has confirmed 10 cases of mumps on campus, and more than 20 additional reports are being investigated both on campus and off...

  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to...

  • Salmonella from bean sprouts sicken 3 Vermonters

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state Health Department says three people in Vermont have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts in the Northeast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 68 people in 10 states have become sickened. The CDC...

  • Patient choice won't affect ACA rates this year

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota residents purchasing insurance during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period won't see additional costs as a result of the so-called patient choice measure voters approved in November, but it's unclear how rates could be affected when...

  • Ebola victim's fiancee moves into new Dallas home

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, is settling into a Dallas condominium a month after emerging from quarantine with most of her possessions destroyed and many places reluctant to rent to her. Louise Troh said Friday she is "relieved"...

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