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  • Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday....

  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the...

  • Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas. Ash took several hard...

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike. In...

  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people...

  • Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers. The Indianapolis-based Indiana Blood Center said it is being dropped early next year by the Indiana University...

  • Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub. Hopes were high that Tian Tian, or Sweetie, would give birth at the end of August following artificial insemination in April. But the zoo's panda expert said Tian Tian is "now...

  • No talks set as CHI Health-Blue Cross pact expires

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives' UniNet has expired, and officials for both said Monday that no negotiations have been scheduled. As of Monday, the thousands of Nebraskan Blue Cross policyholders who might seek...

  • Study: Conn. occupational illness tops US average

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Occupational illness rates are higher for Connecticut workers than the national average, though the rate has declined, a study by a University of Connecticut health expert says. The overall illness rate in 2012 was 21.9 cases per 10,000 workers, a 22 percent...

  • Dustin Pedroia remains out of Boston lineup

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still...

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