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  • China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have lifted a nine-day quarantine in parts of a northern city that was imposed after a man died of bubonic plague. A total of 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province. Authorities determined they had come in contact...

  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

    Updated: 42 min ago

    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his...

  • Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is still being...

  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. The study is the largest to...

  • State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year. In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services says 77 cases of cyclosporiasis (sye-kloh-spoh-RYE'-ah-sihs)...

  • Boston enlists goats to combat poison ivy

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston is enlisting goats to combat poison ivy and other invasive plants in a city park. On Wednesday, four goats began their eight-week stay at an "urban wild" along the Neponset River in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. The goats are expected to feed on poison...

  • 5 owners of Oregon child care sites have pot cards

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Five Oregon home-based, day-care centers are owned by people who have medical marijuana cards, officials said, prompting Gov. John Kitzhaber to say they should have to choose between their business and their pot. The state Office of Child Care has long viewed...

  • APNewsBreak: 2 bats proposed for endangered list

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two bat species are being proposed for the Maine endangered species list because they've been decimated by white nose syndrome, state officials said. Recent cave counts of the northern long-eared bat and little brown bat show nearly 90 percent declines,...

  • State and Xerox resolve Medicaid contract problem

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State officials have resolved a contract issue with Xerox Corp. over developing a new computer program for Medicaid payments. Montana Department of Health and Human Services Director Richard Opper sent a letter to Xerox on July 18 saying the company is no longer...

  • Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement released by the Major League Baseball Players Association the failed test was the result of a...

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