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  • Tenn. high court to hear faith-healing case

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a woman who tried to heal her teenage daughter's cancer through prayer. Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to...

  • Chiropractor admits submitting fraudulent claims

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted submitting numerous fraudulent claims to an insurance company for treatments and office visits that were never performed. The state Attorney General's office says 66-year-old Charles Boas of Matawan pleaded guilty...

  • Siena poll shows Cuomo holding lead over Astorino

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, but he could be vulnerable to a challenge from the left, according to a poll of New York voters released Tuesday. The Siena College poll shows the Democrat leading Westchester...

  • Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people. The Ebola disease causes a high fever and internal and external bleeding. There is no cure and no vaccine and it has a high fatality rate. In a...

  • 1,200 try to save D-49 third-grader's life: record turnout shocks family

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    A third bone marrow donor drive held last Saturday for a very ill third-grader at Falcon Virtual Academy produced the largest turnout of any drive in Colorado in at least five years, according to Bonfils Blood Center in Denver. Some 1,200 people showed up at the school during the...

  • Explore the "Life Cycle of Wellness" at Broadmoor weekend retreat for women

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Broadmoor will host its third annual Women's Weekend of Wellness next month. The event, co-sponsored by the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, aims to help participants find and map a course to achieve an ideal wellness outcome, at any age. The long weekend begins with a...

  • Penrose offers free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer awareness week

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    During her regular exam and cleaning, Mary Leak's dentist noticed a red spot on the roof of her mouth and recommended a daily rinse of warm water and peroxide. The dentist also told Leak to call him if the spot was still there in two weeks. It was, but Leak never called. By the time...

  • Earth Day: Steps you can take to be more friendly to the environment

    By Jessica Reynolds Chicago Tribune -
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook how much trash humans generate and the other countless ways we adversely impact the planet. From disposing mounds of single-use coffee to leaving lights on in an empty home, we all - often inadvertently - hurt our world....

  • Sheriff's deputies search for teen who fired shots

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    TOWN OF GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of shooting at his sister's boyfriend in Ozaukee County is still on the run. Sheriff's officials said Tuesday deputies are still looking for the 16-year-old boy. Authorities say he was involved in a fight with the boyfriend at a home...

  • Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. Winning a pageant before her second birthday should boost the Iowa bulldog's hopes of joining owner Dr. Tiffany Torstenson in the health care industry. Lucey beat...

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