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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly be…

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NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a ye…

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US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading Ameri…

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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that…

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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that…

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday it…

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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatmen…

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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts h…

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Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Eb…

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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and …

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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that…

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday it…

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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatmen…

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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts h…

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Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Eb…

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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and …

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Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in th…

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Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether…

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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found …

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend co…

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a…

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Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas filled sandbags and built sand berms Tuesday to ward against possible flooding fro…

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a stud…

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for mino…

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — …

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Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research…

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Correction: Ebola story

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections w…

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hosp…

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Fewer narcotic-overdose deaths where pot is legal

States that allow medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.

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Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can …

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify,…

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California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it …

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Rocket with Army weapon explodes after launch

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska,…

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Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.

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Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake

Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake

SAN FRANCISCO — In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week’s wine country t…

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Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told h…

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Mon…

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As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.

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Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.

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Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground s…

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expandi…

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Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the …

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Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure o…

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Putting your finger on dementia protection

Putting your finger on dementia protection

Keeping your cognitive powers humming can help protect your mind and body.

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Stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass and the gut biome

Stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass and the gut biome

Dr. Oz's  Q-and-A discusses stem cells for sports injuries; gastric bypass.

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UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

UA researcher Barnes provides insights into aging, memory

Most of us won't lose brain cells or significant amounts of memory as we age.

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Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Mary Jo Stinnett turns 105 on Thursday and still likes to learn.

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AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

Will hold a public hearing in Tucson on Monday.

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The America…

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Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra …

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Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local official…

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Health minister confirms 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Health minister confirms 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo.

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Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

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Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided …

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Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption…

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Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure o…

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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?

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