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  • Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results. Haruko Obokata said in a statement Friday that she was leaving the Riken Center for...

  • Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are warning consumers to wait for more...

  • Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is stepping up training so that all police officers on the force would be fully trained to deal with the mentally ill by 2018, the mayor announced Thursday, months after a Milwaukee police officer killed a schizophrenic man at a park....

  • EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat — in case the state doesn't do it by next year. The federal process will run parallel to the state's...

  • Single-payer advocates express anger at Shumlin

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Dozens of supporters of single-payer health care converged on the Statehouse on Thursday to voice their anger at Gov. Peter Shumlin's announcement a day earlier he was scrapping his push for it, while critics voiced dismay he pushed the plan as far as he did....

  • Lawmakers approve bill requiring allergy meds in school

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly and Senate have unanimously passed a bill that seeks to address the growing number of school-age children with food allergies. The measure, approved Thursday, would also allow school nurses or other trained officials to administer...

  • Animal rights activists take California rodeo to court

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights activists have filed a lawsuit against a California rodeo, saying organizers should have reported dozens of cattle injured in roping contests. The Animal Legal Defense Fund said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo...

  • Perry touts sale of state-backed biotech company

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A private startup awarded more than $40 million in taxpayer dollars at Texas A&M University and sold to an international drug manufacturer will expand the state's influence on biotechnology, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday. Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC was...

  • Chickenpox forces southern Illinois prison lockdown

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers...

  • Conway calls for stiffer heroin penalties

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims. Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who is running for governor in 2015, made the...