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  • Extra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago. The U.S. District Court...

  • Missouri Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. Liz Sosniecki (sahz-NEHK'-ee) of Moberly heard from her 25-year-old son, Dane Sosniecki, on...

  • Correction: Overdose Deaths-Antidote story

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 29 about drug overdose deaths in Tennessee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that overdoses are the leading cause of deaths in Tennessee. Cancer and other ailments accounted for more annual deaths. A corrected version of the story is...

  • Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A health care company is offering free credit monitoring to staff and more than 2,000 patients after an ex-worker was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1m1wd2r) reports 33-year-old T'sha...

  • GOP's Baker to unveil plan to fight drug addiction

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled what he's calling a comprehensive approach to tackling the drug addiction crisis in Massachusetts. The plan announced by Baker on Thursday would require hospitals and first responders to report overdoses...

  • UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing. Judge Robert Owen said he was determined to publish conclusions about Russian...

  • Ohio mumps cases now number 469

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of mumps cases in the recent central Ohio outbreak has reached 469 cases. Columbus Public Health says the number of cases linked to this year's outbreak in Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties is more than in the entire country last year. Patients...

  • Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day. That dramatic growth comes with a big catch: KFC's quality control is struggling to keep up. The Louisville, Kentucky-based chain is...

  • State urges action to avoid West Nile virus

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says there have already been three reported cases of West Nile virus in the state, even though the disease usually is seen in early autumn. The agency says cases have been reported in Clay, Monona and Woodbury counties....

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring consumers...

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