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American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident |Apr 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after taking a baby stroller away from another passenger...

FDA approves 2nd near-copy of Remicade for immune disorders |Apr 22, 2017

Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Renflexis, developed...

Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit |Apr 22, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology.The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology on Saturday is opening "All the World...

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged |Apr 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing.For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to...

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination |Apr 22, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people...

Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall |Apr 22, 2017

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently...

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby |Apr 22, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):6 p.m.A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away...

Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement |Apr 22, 2017

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kent State University's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school.Spencer recently starred as mathematician...

Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds |Apr 21, 2017

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money.A letter sent Friday by a group of...

Power Ranger window washers thrill kid patients at hospital |Apr 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Patients at a Philadelphia children's hospital were treated to a superhero surprise outside their windows this week.Window washers dressed as Power Rangers dangled outside windows at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's...

Creamy copyright dispute: Halo Farms takes on Halo Top |Apr 21, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey dairy has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against the makers of Halo Top ice cream.Newsworks.org reports (http://bit.ly/2p4gF9Z ) the Trenton-based Halo Farms filed the suit last week against California-based...

Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal |Apr 21, 2017

DETROIT (AP) A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a "massive fraud" orchestrated by the German...

Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect's mental health stable |Apr 21, 2017

MIAMI (AP) A defense lawyer says the mental condition of an Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six at a Florida airport has stabilized.An attorney for 27-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, said at a hearing...

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist |Apr 21, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason University.Isabella Nicola tested out the final version of her prosthetic...

Judge: Parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery get $42M |Apr 21, 2017

A federal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth.The Thursday verdict by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo in...

FDA approves near-copy of Remicade for immune disorders |Apr 21, 2017

Federal regulators have approved an alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved Renflexis,...

Hawaii bill giving equal access to fertility treatment dies |Apr 21, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill that sought equal access to fertility treatments for gay and lesbian couples and single women.The decision came after health care lobbyists argued it was a bad idea to make insurers cover a fertility...

6th-grade girl launches social media dress code protest |Apr 21, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention.Molly Neuner tells WSCH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/2plEZ8a) she believes the dress code at...

Police praise teens for leading lost autistic boy to safety |Apr 21, 2017

HUDSON, Mass. (AP) A group of Massachusetts teenagers is being lauded by police for leading a young boy with autism to safety after he got lost in the woods.Hudson Police Chief Michael Burks said officers had already called in police dogs and...

Game developer sues Milwaukee over park-permit requirement |Apr 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) A California gaming company sued Milwaukee County Friday over its requirement that developers get a permit to have augmented-reality games like "Pokemon Go" played at its parks.Irvine-based Candy Lab, Inc. asks in a federal...

4 Bay Area hospitals fined for patients' injuries, death |Apr 21, 2017

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) California officials say four Bay Area hospitals were among the facilities fined for staff that caused or almost caused serious injury or death to patients.The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2pLQ5jK )...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park starts last parkway work |Apr 21, 2017

WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating the start of the final paving project in the Foothills Parkway.A park news release says an event Thursday commemorated the start of the last initiative for the uncompleted...

Group sues to reinstate rule protecting Alaska bears, wolves |Apr 20, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A national environmental group is suing the federal government, claiming that a rule created to protect wolves and bears within Alaska wildlife refuges was illegally revoked this year through a seldom-used law.The Center...

Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques |Apr 20, 2017

HULL, Mass. (AP) An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device.WFXT-TV reports (http://fox25.com/2oXCqbh ) that Bruce...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list |Apr 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.Thursday's report counts cases in only 10 states for...

Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill |Apr 20, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) Health care lobbyists in Hawaii are pushing lawmakers to kill part of a bill that would expand access to fertility treatments to same-sex couples who want to have a child.They're saying requiring insurers to cover fertility...

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids |Apr 20, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing and death.The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is requiring makers of...

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks |Apr 20, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban.U.S. Sen. Mazie...

Facial reconstruction made to help ID remains found in 1989 |Apr 20, 2017

MARION, Ohio (AP) Authorities hope a facial reconstruction by a forensic artist can help identify skeletal remains found in an Ohio creek nearly 28 years ago.The remains of an unidentified man were found in Flat Rock Run Creek in Marion County...

Police say playground punch kills man with spina bifida |Apr 20, 2017

YORK, Pa. (AP) Police say a man with spina bifida died when he was punched at a Pennsylvania playground by another man who believed the victim had been threatening children with a stick.York police say the dead man, 25-year-old Oscar Cherry...

California officer detained in Taiwan after TSA misses gun |Apr 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Federal officials say procedures were violated at Los Angeles International Airport when an off-duty police officer boarded a flight to Taiwan with a handgun in her carry-on bag.The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2oZ2hj3)...

Jury sides with Petco in death of boy from rat-bite fever |Apr 20, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer.KNSD-TV and KFMB-TV report that the jury...

New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders |Apr 20, 2017

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey theme park is unveiling what it calls the world's tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride that will prey on people's fears of heights and spiders.Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson says riders of Drop of...

Georgia ends restrictions for producers because of bird flu |Apr 20, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia.News outlets report state veterinarian Robert M. Cobb Jr. said in a...

University of California alleges $12M health fraud scheme |Apr 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The University of California is asking a judge to halt what it claims is a health care fraud scheme that targeted students through their health plans and cost the university nearly $12 million, officials said Thursday.The...

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps |Apr 20, 2017

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat...

Bus ad promoting US city festival shows images from Europe |Apr 20, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A bus ad promoting a Concord, New Hampshire, arts festival takes a detour through Europe.Huge photos on a Concord Coach bus that travels between Concord and Boston feature images of the Merrimack River and a local clock...

Walgreens pays $10 million to settle California claim |Apr 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Federal prosecutors say Walgreens has paid nearly $10 million to settle claims that it sought reimbursement from California's Medi-Cal program without proper documentation.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento said...

Celebs, athletes compete in video game event for charity |Apr 20, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) Some popular celebs and athletes will compete in a televised video game event to raise money for charity.Turner Broadcasting System announced Thursday that NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe...

How to make sure you're buying a safe used car |Apr 19, 2017

A March crash in Las Vegas that nearly killed a young woman exposes another problem to watch for when buying a used car.Salvage yards and repair shops can use potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators when they repair used cars, then sell those...

Ex-EMT charged, accused of not responding to emergency call |Apr 19, 2017

DETROIT (AP) A former emergency medical technician has been charged after medical response was delayed to a Detroit home where an 8-month-old girl was having trouble breathing and later died.The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 45-year-old...

Judge who wrote key physician-assisted suicide ruling dies |Apr 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court judge who wrote a key ruling on doctor-assisted suicide has died.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Senior Judge John T. Noonan died on Monday at the age of 90. Noonan an appointee of...

Mitsubishi's 2017 Lancer: All-wheel-drive at a bargain price |Apr 19, 2017

If you're looking for a bargain on an all-wheel-drive car, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer might be the one for you.For $21,130 the starting manufacturer's suggested retail price for a base Lancer ES, including the destination charge buyers get a...

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld |Apr 19, 2017

MIAMI (AP) The last killer whale has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park. The birth at the San Antonio, Texas, theme park comes a year after SeaWorld's decision to stop breeding orcas.The company based in Orlando, Florida, said the calf...

Birchbox CEO: Short emails to top players helped us launch |Apr 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Before launching Birchbox seven years ago, CEO and co-founder Katia Beauchamp had to convince some of the world's biggest beauty brands to get behind the $10-a-month subscription service that ships sample-sized mascaras,...

Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down |Apr 19, 2017

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) A livestreamed video of a pregnant giraffe that has enthralled millions of YouTube viewers since February is coming to an end.Animal Adventure Park in rural upstate New York says the giraffe cam showing April the giraffe...

Dartmouth College settles animal dump contamination case |Apr 19, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth College has reached a settlement with a family that said they suffered health problems from drinking well water contaminated by runoff from a site where the Ivy League school once dumped animals used in science...

Judge threatens $1,000-a-day California mental health fines |Apr 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A federal judge said Wednesday that she will fine California $1,000 a day if state officials don't start providing swifter care for mentally ill inmates.U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller said she is fed up with the...

Pastor won't face trial in girl's faith-healing death |Apr 19, 2017

BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) The leader of a Pennsylvania church that rejects modern medicine won't stand trial after a judge dismissed a novel case that sought to hold the pastor responsible for failing to report suspected abuse when his own...

Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species |Apr 19, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States'...