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  • Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out. The 65-year fund would resolve thousands of lawsuits that accuse the NFL of long hiding...

  • Right-to-die advocate's video out after death

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotlight on Wednesday in a video in which she urges states to pass laws allowing terminally ill people to end their lives on their own terms....

  • 3 NC substance abuse centers focus of report

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly is revisiting whether three substance abuse treatment centers run by North Carolina state government should be managed differently. The legislature's government watchdog agency reported Wednesday to an oversight committee about the state's...

  • Rancher near Eloy recovering after bee attack

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old man is recovering after being attacked by a swarm of bees and stung more than 100 times near Eloy. Pinal County Sheriff's dispatch received a call about the bee attack Monday afternoon. Dan Cecil's son says his father was attacked...

  • Old health exchange problems overshadow new ones

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's health care exchange had problems last weekend as open enrollment began. But lawmakers, citizens and the members of the board that oversees the Washington Healthplanfinder are more concerned about problems lingering since last year. At a legislative...

  • Vets' moms to Congress: Boost suicide prevention

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt was just 26 when he committed suicide, following tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunt's mother, Susan Selke, told Congress Wednesday that her son reached out to the Veterans Affairs Department time and again but did not receive...

  • US labor secretary lauds federal health care law

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Wednesday decried criticism of the federal health care law and urged Tennesseans to sign up for coverage, saying it's "working for millions of Americans." Perez visited Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville where he spoke...

  • NY targets obesity with rules on day-care drinks

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water or 100 percent juice to help prevent obesity. The rules from the Office of Children and Family Services, mainly updating health and...

  • Del. reports 1st flu-related death this season

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Public health officials say the first death related to the flu in the state has been reported. The Division of Public Health said in an email on Wednesday that the patient is an 83-year-old woman from Sussex County. Officials say she died Monday and lab tests...

  • Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a video posted Wednesday,...

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