• Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least,...

  • Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. The Ebola...

  • Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people —...

  • Lawsuit: Dentist ran 'house of horrors,' mistreated children

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist ran a "house of horrors" and performed unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic, multiple patients have charged in a lawsuit as state officials investigate whether to shut him down. Dr. Howard...

  • US prosecutors announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people have been indicted on federal charges for the distribution of synthetic party drugs at Wesleyan University that sent 11 people to hospitals in February, prosecutors said Friday. The defendants, Zachary Kramer, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Eric...

  • US appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swap

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who...

  • APNewsBreak: Kasich nixes union option for Ohio care workers

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has rescinded a pair of directives issued by his predecessor that allowed independent home health care and child-care workers doing business with the state to unionize. In an executive order signed Friday, Kasich says a...

  • Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 9-3 in support of Democratic Rep. Linda Sanborn's bill on Friday. It would require parents to consult with their doctor...

  • Boston, several suburbs see major population growth

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston-area residents who feel there are more cars on the roads and a little less elbow room on the subway may be right. The U.S. Census Bureau in estimates released this week said Boston and four of its immediate suburbs added the most new residents from July 1, 2013 to...

  • After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle against her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. In a remarkable turnaround after a week behind bars for contempt and an initial...

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