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  • Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are...

  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MARISSA, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nXHzIP ) reports that the St. Clair County board voted 21 to 4 on Monday in favor of the farm...

  • Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close Aug. 29. "Realigning the clinics is a tough decision that we feel will help make our organization stronger without compromising our quality of care," Dr. Randy...

  • New Yorkers lag as potential organ donors

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Far fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than Americans as a whole, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting. A study from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield showed 22 percent of New York...

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: The Journal Record, July 28, 2014 Setting aside bloodlust An Associated Press story Monday quoted Randy Browning, who witnessed the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, who died peacefully last year after a lethal injection...

  • West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    Yesterday

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a...

  • Veterans crisis center coming to Clarksburg

    Yesterday

    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The long delays for veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals have prompted The American Legion to plan a short-term crisis center in Clarksburg. The veterans' organization will open a "crisis command center" at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center on...

  • Ga. health officials seek public input on spending

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are looking for public input on spending. The Georgia Department of Public Health and its Board of Public Health plan to hold a public budget hearing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 in an effort to gather public comments and strengthen community...

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the...

  • Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia. Now Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the...

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