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  • Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don't...

  • Pryor defends campaign ad invoking Ebola outbreak

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Wednesday defended his campaign's TV ad invoking the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican challenger, saying it addresses a serious issue and he doesn't view it as a scare tactic. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, the freshman...

  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in...

  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him. "I should be dead," said...

  • Kellogg Foundation gives MSU $6 million for food

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $6 million in grants to the East Lansing school for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state. The university said Wednesday that the foundation is...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correction facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, important medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

  • 3 years after Irene, new office complex rising

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Three years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene made most of the state office complex in Waterbury unusable, its replacement is rising out of what was a sodden mess that reeked of the nearby Winooski River. An 86,000-square-foot office building is being...

  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    By Jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...

  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars. Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known...

  • Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible contamination involving the "Mom's Chicken...

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