• Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which...

  • Oklahoma education board OKs sugary snack sales in schools

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Students can continue to sell unhealthy snacks at school fundraisers, the Oklahoma Board of Education has decided. Board members on Thursday granted schools the ability to set local exemptions to the federal Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that limits the...

  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It's a preliminary finding, but it highlights some key questions as health officials assess electronic cigarettes. "Are...

  • Nursing home submits safety plans after woman wanders, dies

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio assisted living facility where a 94-year-old woman wandered outside and died of hypothermia has submitted a plan to state regulators to address problems that investigators said contributed to the woman's death. The body of Martha Jendrix...

  • Trooper recovering from injuries suffered in collision

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a trooper is recovering from injuries suffered when his patrol vehicle was involved in an on-duty crash on an Adirondack road. The agency tells local media that 36-year-old Trooper Keith Brown was en route to an emergency call around 9:30...

  • Court: Company must pay SC $136 million over drug marketing

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay the state $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, South Carolina's highest court ruled this week, upholding penalties against the company but reducing the amount. The decision by the state...

  • Walmart Foundation grant to support diabetes treatment

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas. UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville will use the funding to offer...

  • Former Jamestown doctor arrested in New York

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Jamestown medical doctor has been arrested in New York after being charged with 40 counts of TennCare fraud and two counts of theft of property. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that 68-year-old Vijaya Patibandla (vee-JAY'-ya...

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won't sideline him the rest of the way. The organization sounded upbeat that the procedure to repair a medial meniscus tear won't prevent the star...

  • Chile government rejects 14-year-old's plea for euthanasia

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl's plea on social media to let her "sleep forever." Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared to be a hospital bed asking President Michelle...

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