• Amgen hikes 2015 forecast after 2Q increase in profit, sales

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amgen Inc. shares jumped in extended trading after the maker of osteoporosis drug Prolia easily beat Wall Street's second-quarter profit expectations and hiked its 2015 financial forecast. Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, California, said Thursday it sees strong...

  • Alabama judge orders hearing on prisoner's abortion request

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering a hearing after an Alabama prisoner dropped her request to obtain an abortion. U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon told authorities to have the woman in court for a hearing Friday morning in Florence. Kallon issued the order Thursday...

  • AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP analysis of water...

  • Feds says more than $13 million recovered from rogue doctor

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The government says $13 million to $14 million has been recovered so far from a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave unnecessary treatments to patients. Federal prosecutor Catherine Dick says victims will be first in line to get some compensation from the assets of Dr....

  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water...

  • Price hike adds to sticker shock for medical marijuana

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers has raised its prices substantially after less than a month in business, adding to a cost that many patients are already struggling to cover. Dr. Kyle Kingsley of Minnesota Medical Solutions told the Associated...

  • Pot legalization group files new signatures in ballot effort

    Updated: 1 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio said it submitted about 96,000 new signatures Thursday as it tries to get the issue before fall voters. Organizers for ResponsibleOhio had to gather more signatures after the state's...

  • Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

    Updated: 9 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat...

  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

    Updated: 36 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has...

  • Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

    Updated: 46 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced lower standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water comes as other utilities...

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