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  • US citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what government officials say is the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries. Metin Atilan (meh-TEEN' AH'-tuh-lahn) pleaded not guilty...

  • Donor gives OHSU $100 million for cancer research

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University says it's closer to matching Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research with the help of a new $100 million donation. The gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous puts the Portland school's campaign...

  • Delaware gets $690,000 grant for nutrition

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Public health officials say Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program has received a grant of more than $690,000 to implement an electronic benefits transfer system. The Division of Public Health said Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture made the...

  • Appeals court says St. Luke's can keep Saltzer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One of Idaho's largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer, according to a recent federal appeals court decision. The 9th U.S....

  • Minnesota Health officials address Ebola concerns

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health officials are meeting with members of the West African community Monday. The health department says it's...

  • No West Nile, encephalitis found in mosquitoes

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island for West Nile virus has found no sign of the disease. The state Department of Environmental Management reported Monday that test results from all 67 mosquito samples taken from over two dozen traps set...

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled. Monday's verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration...

  • Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered their air assault. State fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff says the drone was sighted above the fire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. For two weeks in June, wind and hydroelectric...

  • Trial begins in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures. Kristen Smith, of Aurora, Colorado, faces one count of kidnapping in federal court. She could be sentenced to life in...

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