• Health

    Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

    CHICAGO (AP) New research says that contrary to what doctors once warned, newborns with certain severe genetic defects aren't always doomed to die.Some doctors still tell parents the conditions are "incompatible with life" and don't recommend...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Crime

    Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

    HOUSTON (AP) Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's...

    By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press|

  • Health

    Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Ethan Dean was living his dream on Tuesday.The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. He has garbage truck toys. He's had a garbage truck birthday party.Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he got...

    By Darcy Costello, Associated Press|

  • Business

    NYPD bee squad ready for sting operations on urban swarms

    NEW YORK (AP) Daniel Higgins is one cop who knows a thing or two about sting operations.Although the New York Police Department detective's main job is working in a counterterrorism unit, he is also one of two official department beekeepers who...

    By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press|

  • News

    No charges after black Texas girl suffers rope burns to neck

    WACO, Texas (AP) Investigators say no one will be charged after a 12-year-old black girl suffered rope burns to her neck during a school field trip to a ranch in Texas.The Waco Tribune-Herald ( ) reports that Blanco County...


  • News

    First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.Trulieve, the approved organization in northwest Florida, is set to open a dispensary in Tallahassee on Tuesday, one week after being given dispensing...


  • Business

    General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour...


  • News

    Longtime UCLA med school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.Mellinkoff died July 17 at...


  • Entertainment

    Congressional committee seeks gunman's VA record

    ST. MARYS, Kan. (AP) The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested all VA medical records for the former Marine who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Florida Rep. Jeff Miller sent a...

    By John Hanna, Associated Press|

  • Health

    Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people's height

    NEW YORK (AP) If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia.And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years...

    Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer|

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