• Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there...

  • Study: Sandy's impact takes toll on residents' mental health

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new study says the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy are taking a toll on the mental health of New Jersey residents impacted by the storm. The study was released Wednesday and says more than a quarter of the 100,000 residents whose homes were hit by...

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on the sand in front of the Westin Maui...

  • Health agency says 2 Ohioans diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported cases in the state this year. The agency issued a statement Wednesday that says a 34-year-old man in Cuyahoga County was diagnosed with the virus after...

  • Prescription drug take back initiative set for Sept. 26

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another prescription drug collection effort will be held in September. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and other Senate colleagues had asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to reinstate the national initiative after it was...

  • West Nile virus found in central NY mosquito pool sample

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SULLIVAN, N.Y. (AP) — West Nile virus has been found in a central New York county. The virus was found a week ago in a mosquito pool sample in the Madison County Town of Sullivan, which borders northeast Onondaga County and Oneida Lake, just east of Cicero Swamp. County officials say...

  • How to find healthy eats at Florida theme parks, zoos

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Don't stress if you're trying to eat healthy while on summer vacation. Florida health officials are highlighting some guilt-free options for you at theme parks and zoos. The Healthiest Weight Florida initiative highlights healthy choices in theme parks and...

  • Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate Chris Borland followed with his own stunning retirement on the heels of his...

  • Alabama prisoner, in court documents, drops bid for abortion

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure. The sworn statement, filed on...

  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine. Planned...

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