• Liberian official says corpse tests positive for Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The corpse of a 17-year-old man has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, but no other cases have been reported, the country's deputy health minister said late Monday. Tolbert Nyenswah, who is also head of the country's Ebola response, told The Associated...

  • California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. The Senate reaffirmed the bill striking California's...

  • Colorado Springs man: Experimental stem-cell procedure worth the cost

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 41 min ago

    Burdened with a severely bum knee, Sandy Francis needed help - preferably without surgeons cutting through his knee bones, grinding them down and gluing on a whole new joint. He opted for liposuction and a shot. The unusual treatment - an injection of stem cells culled from fat in...

  • A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

    Updated: 55 min ago

    When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The world has multiplied and changed...

  • Emergency room at Topeka VA reopens

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The emergency room at Topeka's Veterans Administration hospital is scheduled to reopen after being closed more than a year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1U1dSpB ) that the emergency room at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical reopens Tuesday morning....

  • Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the measure into law Monday, along with a bill that will eventually get medical marijuana to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of...

  • Ohio announces rules for testing lethal injection drugs

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, the state prisons agency announced Monday in its latest update of capital punishment rules. The revised policy applies to so-called compounded drugs, which are...

  • Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Monday was the second extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Wednesday....

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new clinic regulations...

  • 'Sit-down' dinners improve seniors' lives, enrich families

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    When is the last time you had dinner with grandma and grandpa, or mom and dad? Was it your birthday, or perhaps Thanksgiving? Almost 75 percent of families surveyed said they only join aging loved ones for a "sit-down" meal on special occasions, according to research from Home...

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