Health

November 17, 2017 - 12:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, residents are evacuated from the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community during a fire in West Chester, Pa. At least 20 people were injured in the massive fire at the senior living community about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Pennsylvania hospital says seven patients have been admitted with conditions related to smoke inhalation following a massive fire at a senior living...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:07 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — One million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, an international aid group said on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016 file photo, Melissa Etheridge arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. An attorney for the California musician entered the plea on her behalf Tuesday. Under a proposed order, Etheridge would pay a fine of $750 and serve unsupervised probation. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BOWBELLS, N.D. (AP) — Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. KMOT-TV reports an attorney for the California musician entered the plea on her behalf Tuesday. Under a proposed order, Etheridge would pay a fine...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Spring, Texas. The House has passed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate...
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Sonie Ng expresses her concern on the location of recreational cannabis stores while an image of drug usage from her phone is displayed during a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in San Francisco. The path toward legalizing recreational cannabis in weed-friendly San Francisco has taken a surprisingly contentious turn as critics, who are largely older Chinese American immigrants with clout, have lobbied against placing retail stores too close to children. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 14, 2017 - 3:26 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January. Writing local rules in the...
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November 13, 2017 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from centers that say a new state law forces them to provide information about abortion and other...
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November 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Health officials in Maryland are investigating an outbreak of the stomach flu among people who attended a food festival. Officials say 145 reported cases of the illness could be connected to the outbreak, which occurred at the "Shell Shocked" beer and oyster festival at Fager...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, musician Johnny Clegg on stage at a farewell concert in Johannesburg. At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, Clegg performed as part of his "Final Journey" tour, delivering the hybrid songs inspired by Zulu and South African township rhythms, as well as pop, folk and country and western, that he developed in defiance of South Africa's apartheid system decades ago. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 12, 2017 - 9:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, South African musician Johnny Clegg kicked high and stomped five consecutive times — the signature move of Zulu war dancing — during a packed Johannesburg concert that he says is one of his last. Clegg performed what he called an "...
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An electronic stock board shows the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Asian shares sank Friday, following declines on Wall Street after a proposed delay to U.S. tax cut plan dented investor sentiment.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So that's what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn't happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and health care equipment companies. Those companies slumped after an analyst for Citi...
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