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  • Utah improving in annual child welfare report

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A national report shows child well-being in Utah is on the rise five years after it began dropping from the ranking's No. 3 spot. Utah is ranked 11th overall in the country in the annual Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday, jumping three spots from its 14th...

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Yesterday

    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of...

  • Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. "I look to y'all to help us to get that which we need," Robert Bailey of Princeton, West Virginia told...

  • UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the...

  • American Samoa warns about illness outbreak

    Yesterday

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa is issuing a health alert after about 100 people went to the territory's only hospital with symptoms similar to Dengue fever. The Department of Health and LBJ Medical Center officials say they detected an illness outbreak among people...

  • Overall well-being of Montana children declines

    Yesterday

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The overall well-being of children in Montana has slipped compared to other states, according to a report released Tuesday. Montana ranked 31st in the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Montana ranked 28th in the 2013 report. The...

  • That bites: Mosquitoes might be more attracted to you than others

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com —
    Yesterday

    Do mosquitoes seem to find you particularly tasty? Though scientists aren’t sure why, research supports what many have long suspected: Some people — about 20 percent — are simply more appetizing to the airborne bloodsuckers, now swarming the Front Range in the wake of an...

  • Wyo. Health Dept. says whooping cough increasing

    Yesterday

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is seeing an increase in reported cases of whooping cough and the state health department says infants and other vulnerable people should get vaccinated. The health department says 43 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported this year....

  • Minot hepatitis C outbreak now up to 47 cases

    Yesterday

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials say an additional case has been linked to a hepatitis C outbreak in Minot, bringing the total to 47. Forty-five of the cases have been in former or current residents of the ManorCare nursing home. The Health Department says the last two...

  • Tests show fox that bit girl in Henrico was rabid

    Yesterday

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Henrico County police say a fox that bit a girl's ankle has tested positive for rabies. Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda N. Toney says the fox was shot Sunday by an adult family member after he saw it bite the girl. Toney says the people who were exposed to the fox...

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