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  • Anthem, hospital group hit impasse on contract

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Contract talks broke down Wednesday between Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and a network of five hospitals and other facilities across the state, leaving thousands of residents facing higher health insurance costs. Anthem and Hartford HealthCare missed a...

  • Gov. Patrick: Massachusetts prepared for Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is reassuring Massachusetts residents after the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was being treated in Texas. Patrick said Wednesday there is a "very, very low risk" of the disease in Massachusetts. The Texas patient was visiting from Liberia....

  • Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem,...

  • Deal reached to help disabled people in disasters

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates and city officials on Wednesday said they've struck a deal to protect nearly 900,000 residents with disabilities during disasters. The deal resulted from a federal class action lawsuit brought in 2011, a year before Superstorm Sandy left many disabled...

  • Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds. The average annual pregnancy rate was 34 per 1,000 girls in the study — far below the national average of 158.5 for...

  • Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut. Williams saw Bryce Harper hit a comebacker in the sixth inning, jog out of the batter's box and veer off toward the home dugout, several strides before...

  • Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has denied a Georgia death row inmate's latest challenge to a state requirement that defendants must prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be spared from execution. Towaliga Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson wrote in an order dated Monday...

  • Early leaf spot confirmed in Arkansas

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas researchers say a disease that can cut peanut yields by half if left unchecked has been discovered in a plot near Newport. Early leaf spot is a fungal disease that affects the leaves of peanut plants. Symptoms include circular brown lesions with a yellow...

  • General Electric to study Hudson shore for PCBs

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — General Electric has agreed to do a comprehensive study of PCB contamination of the upper Hudson River shoreline along the 40-mile stretch of river north of Albany where it has been dredging contaminated sediments under a Superfund cleanup project since 2009, the...

  • 10 CDC staffers sent to Texas for Ebola probe

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a 10-person team has arrived in Dallas to help investigate the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. CDC officials said in a statement Wednesday that three senior scientists, five...

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