• Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. The ministry said that five laboratory tests showed negative results for the disease, including most recently...

  • Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week. Critics of...

  • Dog flu concerns keep dachshunds out of July 4 parade

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Concerns about dog flu are keeping a group of dachshunds from participating in a Fourth of July parade in northern Michigan. Group organizer Carol Tippett says she decided to keep the dogs out of this year's parade in Harbor Springs to guard them from the...

  • Branstad vetoes school spending, mental health deal

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes open. Branstad announced the vetoes late in...

  • Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit's booming economy became the American...

  • Pregnant mule deer poached near Chino Valley, 2 fawns dead

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer east of Chino Valley in north-central Arizona. Game and Fish officers are continuing to investigate the crime, and the department's Operation Game Thief...

  • House approves bill making schools publish vaccine rates

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease. Oregon has one of the highest rates of kindergarten students...

  • Mother accused of striking developmentally disabled son

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A Cochise County woman is accused of hitting her developmentally disabled 9-year-old son with a baseball bat. The Sheriff's Office said 34-year-old Nakia Brice of Whetstone was ordered held on $200,000 bond during an initial court appearance Thursday. Brice was...

  • John Smoltz the 1st HOFer following Tommy John surgery

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery. "That's pretty doubtful that he would be the last," said renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed Smoltz's surgery. "You...

  • Utah prison puts 3 employees on leave after inmate death

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more Utah state prison employees have been put on leave while officials investigate the death of an inmate who went without dialysis for days after providers failed to show up for treatment, the prison said Thursday. Department of Corrections spokeswoman...

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