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  • Alabama editorial roundup

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: Sept. 16 Anniston (Alabama) Star on the Affordable Care Act: Obamacare is working. If the baseline goal of the Affordable Care Act was to reduce the number of uninsured Americans, then consider it noteworthy progress — along with an...

  • Wilderness therapy abuse claim dismissed

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge is dismissing a lawsuit from a New York woman who says her daughter was mistreated at a wilderness therapy camp, but the family's attorney says he'll continue a legal fight. Attorney Thomas Burton says RedCliff Ascent shouldn't be able to use the...

  • Lack of funding may close Farmington detox center

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington alcohol detox center may soon close. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/YQNQgZ ) reports that Four Winds Recovery Center faces closing in mid-November without additional funding. The center is the only one in San Juan County. It's funded by...

  • Lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse in New Jersey

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled 21 bills aimed at curbing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who chairs the state Senate's health committee, said the state needs treatment, education and prevention efforts that seek to curb...

  • Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. "The...

  • Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released...

  • Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners...

  • Iowa chiropractor in groping case gets reinstated

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa chiropractor accused in the past of inappropriately touching female patients can resume practicing, a state board announced Wednesday. The Iowa Board of Chiropractic's decision to reinstate Stuart Hoven's license is contingent on several conditions. He...

  • 1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety. Ruth Atkins, 48, got the injection on Wednesday in Oxford, the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the U.K. who...

  • Rabid housecat attacks Eastern Shore camper

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a rabid housecat bit a camper at a state park in Maryland's Eastern Shore. Worcester County health officials said Wednesday that they've found the cat and euthanized it. They say rabies was confirmed by a state laboratory. The attack...

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