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  • Red Cross says its facing looming blood shortage

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Red Cross says it's facing a looming blood shortage. The organization says Friday that donations are down around 8 percent over the last 11 weeks. That's about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. They're calling on eligible donors of all blood types...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Updated: 41 min ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond...

  • APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report...

  • Michigan police probe medical marijuana growers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TROY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police are investigating at least three medical marijuana grow operations in Troy that may violate state or local laws. Police said in a release Friday that the most recent incident uncovered building code violations involving electrical, mechanical and...

  • W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license within a decade. Dr. Roland Chalifoux...

  • Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O'Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball. The three 18-year-olds from suburban...

  • Feds send 117 immigrant children to Delaware

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The federal government has placed with Delaware families 117 children who illegally immigrated alone across the southern U.S. border, Gov. Jack Markell says. The Democratic governor disclosed the development in a letter Thursday to state legislative leaders....

  • Nigeria confirms first Ebola death

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in West Africa earlier this year. Nigerian Health...

  • Officials report plague infections in animals

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are reporting continued plague infections in animals in Albuquerque's east mountain area. The Departments of Health and Game and Fish say the latest cases include a mountain lion and a coati at the Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. That's a...

  • New Mexico to continue using federal exchange

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico decided Friday to stick with a federal online system for another year to enroll individuals in health insurance plans. The state's health insurance exchange governing board voted 11-1 to continue using the federal computer system for determining...

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