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  • UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr. Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agency’s global malaria director, said WHO is “unequivocably in favor” of eradication, but that major questions about its […]
  • Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the “Migrant and Seasonal Head Start” signs on the buses. […]
  • Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds

    LONDON (AP) — A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries. The pills contained two blood pressure drugs, a cholesterol medicine and aspirin. Many people […]
  • Animal rights group wants probe of SeaWorld dolphin shows

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An animal rights group is asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate SeaWorld over allegations that it misled investors about injuries during its dolphin shows. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Thursday it had sent a letter to the SEC saying the marine theme park had lied […]
  • Appeals court rules South Bend abortion clinic can stay open

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction allowing a South Bend abortion clinic to remain open without a state-required license until there is a final ruling in a lawsuit on the license. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday, thwarting an attempt by Indiana Attorney General […]
  • Gas leak prompts closure of San Diego zoo

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A broken gas line has prompted the evacuation and closure of the San Diego Zoo for a day while crews work to repair it. The zoo said on Twitter that the leak was detected around 8:15 a.m. Thursday near the zoo’s entrance. City officials say many museums in Balboa Park were […]
  • Fans choose sides in the ‘Chicken Sandwich War’ of our time

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn’t at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry. People are choosing sides and beefing over chicken, thanks to Popeyes’ release of its crispy chicken sandwich last week and the social […]
  • Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the goal is to make it easier to share a patient’s drug treatment history with doctors […]
  • Man dubbed ‘Boy Next Door Killer’ found sane by jury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed “The Boy Next Door Killer” was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes. The decision was announced after less than a day of deliberations in the sanity phase of the trial […]
  • Charging bison damages rental car in Yellowstone

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A video shows employees at a rental car agency all they need to know about how a car got damaged in Yellowstone National Park. The footage shows one of dozens of bison stampeding through the park as it rams the rental and cracks the windshield. No injuries were reported. […]