• Mississippi abortion clinic seeks to keep blocking 2012 law

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court's ruling that is keeping the clinic open. In papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court, clinic attorneys said the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Barron County turkey flock is sixth with bird flu in state

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The deadly bird flu virus has been detected in a 90,000 turkey flock in Barron County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says that is the sixth report of bird flu in the state in 10 days. Nearly 1.3 million birds are affected....

  • Branstad asks agencies to monitor bird flu outbreak in Iowa

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has asked several state agencies to monitor the outbreak of a deadly form of bird flu that's reached Iowa and led to an emergency declaration in Minnesota. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers says the governor is communicating with agencies...

  • 2 children removed from home following seizure of 16 pets

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (AP) — Two children have been taken into protective custody following the seizure of 16 pets in their home on Wednesday. WLBT/WDBD-TV (http://bit.ly/1yTYHqY) reports the children were living in what law enforcement officials describe as dangerous and unsanitary...

  • HIV patient's lawsuit against doctors is settled

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by an HIV-positive man who complained he was dropped as a patient by his doctors over blood allegedly found in a bathroom. U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice in Philadelphia approved the settlement Monday. The unidentified...

  • Synthetic weed users flooding into Pennsylvania hospitals

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A dramatic increase in hospitalizations tied to synthetic marijuana is hitting eastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The Morning Call reported (http://bit.ly/1HmHdq5) that Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown and several other hospitals in the Lehigh Valley have...

  • Autism Speaks offers grants for lifesaving swim lessons

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Ian, Ian, Ian," squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly joins her in the water. Five years ago, Anna wouldn't even utter "Mama." Anna and Ian, 7, are on the autism spectrum....

  • Baby formula ruled out as source of botulism case in Minot

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have ruled out baby formula as the source of the state's first case of botulism in 16 years, and say residents statewide have nothing to fear. The likely case was confirmed earlier this month in Minot in a child younger than 1 year...

  • Tuberculosis case at Baltimore County high school probed

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County health officials are investigating after a case of tuberculosis was confirmed in the Catonsville High School community. Health officials announced Thursday that the patient is being treated and poses no risk to the community. Officials say...

  • Coyote in York County tests positive for rabies

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Residents of an area of York County are being notified that a coyote has tested positive for rabies. The Peninsula Health District tells media outlets that the coyote was found in the area of Hornsbyville and Rocky roads. The health district asks anyone with...

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