• Anderson's return for No. 2 Virginia slowed by appendectomy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Any chance that guard Justin Anderson would return for No. 2 Virginia against No. 16 Louisville on Saturday were upended by his appendix. The school says the Cavaliers' second-leading scorer with a 13.4 average had an appendectomy on Thursday and will miss...

  • Chain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney. Instead, she helped six. The Sacramento woman's donation to a Benicia man set off an organ swap that resulted in five more sick people getting new kidneys Thursday at a San Francisco...

  • Arkansas House approves new abortion pill restrictions

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted to impose new limits on the administration of the abortion pill Thursday, one of several efforts to restrict the abortion gaining traction after Republicans widened their majorities in the state Legislature. The bill approved by the...

  • Workers at state mental health facility get layoff notices

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Layoff notices are going out to employees at a state mental health institution in Mount Pleasant that is slated for closure. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Amy McCoy says Thursday that notices had gone out to 36 workers. The layoffs will be effective...

  • Santa Barbara County reports school-related chickenpox

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara County health officials say there have been five confirmed cases of chickenpox and one case of shingles associated with a school. A Public Health Department statement Thursday says the majority of confirmed cases were in children who were not...

  • State investigates fetuses in Las Vegas hospital laundry

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Nevada state health officials are investigating after two dead babies were discovered by workers at a laundry facility as they were cleaning linens from a Las Vegas hospital. The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance is currently investigating the case, which was reported to...

  • Police officer loses control, cruiser hits veterinary clinic

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an officer lost control of his police cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in western Pennsylvania. Springdale borough police Chief Julio Medeiros says the officer from neighboring Springdale Township was...

  • Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. "I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going through this...

  • Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a private viewing of an immensely popular exhibition of Rembrandt paintings. The 78-year-old woman, who suffers from ALS, also known as Lou...

  • Senate tables bill on contraceptive coverage

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has failed to pass a bill that would require employers to notify job candidates about what contraceptives the company's health insurance covers. Senators tabled the bill after tying 12-12 on a vote for passage, meaning it could come back...