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  • Formerly conjoined twins celebrate first birthday

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Formerly conjoined twin boys celebrated their first birthday Thursday with those who helped care for them at the Dallas hospital where they were separated. Emmett and Owen Ezell, who turned 1 last week, returned to Medical City Children's Hospital where they were...

  • House Rules Committee clears way for vote on Obama

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. The vote in the Rules...

  • Jaguars name Luke Butkus interim O-line coach

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Luke Butkus interim offensive line coach, tabbing him to fill in for cancer-stricken assistant George Yarno. Yarno left the team last month and returned home to be with his family in Spokane, Washington, while he...

  • NC Senate passes Medicaid change legislation

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate approved a Medicaid plan Thursday that will partially privatize how the program is administered in the state. The Senate voted 28-17 for the plan that would create a new state agency to oversee and manage Medicaid. The bill would carve...

  • Fires not hurting recreation pot growers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The numerous wildfires burning across north-central Washington have so far not damaged any businesses growing marijuana for recreational use. But some places growing medical marijuana have been damaged. Mikhail Carpenter of the state Liquor Control Board said...

  • 3 Wichita Falls workers stung by swarm of bees

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees. Spokesman Barry Levy...

  • Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit. The lawsuit, filed in state court on...

  • Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — More doctors are needed to combat the problem of long wait times at Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Thursday. The Wisconsin Democrat has introduced a bill that would create 2,000 residency positions over five years...

  • Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases. The numbers reported Thursday translate to 4 cases per 100,000 Americans — similar to...

  • Massachusetts agencies to address problem gambling

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Three-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed Thursday by state gambling regulators. The agreement, which state officials...

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