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  • Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims. Attorney Mike Florie says his clients, Dr. Michael Bivins and Dr....

  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent...

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough. The deal, filed in U.S. District Court...

  • Chicken pox halts deportation at Artesia facility

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico congressman says the deportation of immigrants from a detention facility in Artesia have been temporarily stopped because of chicken pox. Rep. Steve Pearce said Tuesday that the immigrant women and children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs...

  • Hawaii candidates eye health care, economy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic candidates for governor told voters on Tuesday how they would improve health care, the economy and quality of life for seniors. Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige also compared leadership styles in a forum hosted by AARP on Hawaii's Big...

  • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges said she doesn't believe the provision is threatened after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court...

  • Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. SIM USA President Bruce Johnson announced Tuesday that his group and Samaritan's Purse decided...

  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up...

  • NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are...

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