Mystery illness sickens 174 students at Pennsylvania college

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The number of students sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania has risen to over 170.

College spokeswoman Esme Artz says 174 students have shown signs...

Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.

University of Minnesota researchers released a report...

Jury: Smokers didn't prove Marlboros have defective design

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings.

The jury in its verdict...

'Star Wars' producers charged over Harrison Ford accident

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his...

Nurses unionize at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nurses at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia have voted to unionize.

The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals says voting concluded...

Poland approves child benefits to aid families, boost births

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers passed a new child benefit scheme Thursday which will give monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family.

The passage of the...

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all...

Police: Woman dies after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

PLEASANT RIDGE, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 61-year-old woman died and her husband was sickened after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in suburban Detroit.

Pleasant Ridge Police Chief Kevin...