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US coal mines nearing record low worker deaths

US coal mines nearing record low worker deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

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Pope's role in Cuba splits Cuban-Americans

Pope's role in Cuba splits Cuban-Americans

MIAMI — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

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Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

Colorado River deal bolsters dwindling Lake Mead

But agreement delays CAP shortages by just a couple of years.

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GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

WASHINGTON — For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI’s assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclusion that a now-dead Army bioweapons researcher mailed anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized the East Coast in 2001.

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US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013

DETROIT — The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.

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National briefs

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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage than a hazardous material.

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Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Four deaths among 28 people infected in 10 states, including Arizona.

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Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays aren’t known as a time of alcoholic restraint.

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Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

The child had other underlying health conditions. No other details are released.

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Watch: A sunrise from the edge of space

Watch: A sunrise from the edge of space

During a recent World View test flight, our cameras captured something magnificent. A perspective that reminds us of the majesty of our planet - the gift of a breathtaking sunrise from the edge of space. (Video by World View Enterprises) 

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Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Colorado River Delta water release worked, scientists say

Vegetation greened up from Mexican border down to the Sea of Cortez.

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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

Workers move a section of well casing at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well near Burlington, Pa. “Fracking” uses millions of gallons of water brewed with toxic chemicals that some fear deplete aquifers and endanger human health.

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Stephanie Innes's favorite stories of 2014

Stephanie Innes's favorite stories of 2014

My favorite stories were the ones about inspirational people in our community. As the Star's health reporter, I wrote stories in 2014 about tragic deaths from suicide and overdose, plummeting hospital finances, local mergers and acquisitions, declining vaccination rates among local schoolch…

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Stephanie Innes's favorite stories of 2014

Stephanie Innes's favorite stories of 2014

My favorite stories were the ones about inspirational people in our community.

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More than one in four Arizonans obese

More than one in four Arizonans obese

More than one in four people in Arizona is obese according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Supreme Court orders state to provide incontinence briefs

Supreme Court orders state to provide incontinence briefs

PHOENIX — Arizona’s Medicaid program will no longer be able to save money by denying incontinence briefs to potentially thousands of adults who need them.

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5 stress-busters with a huge health bonus

5 stress-busters with a huge health bonus

Try these tension-taming strategies that can help you feel sooo good.

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Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

This latest approach to managing the disease uses big data and algorithms.

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Programs offer help you need to age gracefully

Programs offer help you need to age gracefully

The main ingredient for aging well is being healthy.

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Lawsuit: Controversy destroyed ex-UA surgeon's reputation

Lawsuit: Controversy destroyed ex-UA surgeon's reputation

Former surgery chair Gruessner files 399-page suit against University Physicians Healthcare.

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Interactive map: Binge drinking in the US

Interactive map: Binge drinking in the US

Which states have the most binge drinkers?

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Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Lawsuit asks court to proclaim Fish and Wildlife erred in delisting the animal.

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Interactive map: Obesity in the US

Interactive map: Obesity in the US

Which states have the highest obesity rates?

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