• Iowa bird flu disaster declaration extended to Aug. 30

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through Aug. 30 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Tuesday is the third extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Friday. The...

  • 4 cases of West Nile virus reported so far this year in SD

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials have confirmed four human cases of West Nile virus disease so far this year. The state Department of Health says the cases have been reported in Brown, Butte and Spink counties. The ages of the ill individuals range from 20 to 59. The...

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for...

  • Jets coach Bowles had offseason knee replacement surgery

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is heading into training camp with his new team — and a new knee. The New York Jets' first-year coach had a partial right knee replacement on July 6, but doesn't expect to have any restrictions during training camp practices this summer. The Jets report for...

  • Cowboys owner Jones has hip replacement, planning another

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has undergone left hip replacement surgery. He plans to be with the team as usual when training camp starts in California this week. Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple says Jones had the procedure last Tuesday and "has been mobile and...

  • 5 more cases of rabbit fever reported in Weld County

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease. The county health department reported Tuesday that the men who got...

  • Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic...

  • Collaborative seeks to improve community health in southeast Springs

    By Danielle Oller, El Paso County Public Health
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    A new collaborative project in Colorado Springs recently became one of 18 in the nation to receive a grant for a groundbreaking project that aims to improve health in low-income communities. The initiative, Project ACCESS, was chosen for its approach to addressing the social and...

  • Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. A spokesperson for the state Department of Health says Tuesday that the agency intends to identify the winning applicants for five available...

  • Maryland governor: Losing hair, killing cancer cells

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's lost hair but is killing cancer cells "like crazy." Hogan's office released a photo Tuesday showing the bald governor wearing sunglasses with a wide smile outside the governor's reception room. In a Facebook posting, Hogan...

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