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  • Maui GMO ban supporters seek to dismiss lawsuit

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group that includes moms and environmentalists wants to help defend a new Maui County law that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. The coalition filed a motion Friday seeking permission to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed by Monsanto Co. and a...

  • Mexican boy who had massive tumor gets visit

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention got a surprise visit in recovery. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday a week after he underwent an 11-hour...

  • VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 41 min ago

    ___ Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target, Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery,...

  • Advocates want prescription pill tracking database

    Updated: 41 min ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder said Monday that after years of failed attempts, next session could finally mean a breakthrough for creating a prescription drug database. Rehder announced her plans next week to refile the legislation for the database...

  • Michigan-Ohio rivalry... over insurance sign-ups?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a nod to their states' historic football rivalry, Michigan and Ohio health advocates have launched a competition to see which state can reach the most uninsured residents about health coverage. Teams for the nonprofit advocacy group Get Covered America set...

  • Mali confirms eighth Ebola case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country. A government statement issued Monday night said the patient had been placed in a treatment center. All of Mali's...

  • Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family. The teens admitted to charges of assault and...

  • Spine specialist charged with health care fraud

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Detroit-area doctor with fraud, saying he fooled patients and cheated insurance companies by performing bogus back surgeries. The government says Dr. Aria Sabit of Bloomfield Hills told patients he was performing spinal fusion. But...

  • Dubai cuts profile as Mideast plastic surgery hub

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years. Where cosmopolitan Beirut was...

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