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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria
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CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage....

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) -- As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned....





A nursing home's high school teaches lessons on life
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks....

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego....

Correction: Pain Gap story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story Oct. 12 about the worldwide gap in pain relief medication, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Stanford University psychiatry professor. His name is Keith Humphreys, not Humpreys....

Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years....

Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites....

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research....

Puerto Rico hurricane may cause shortage of hospital IV bags
A key U.S. maker of hospital products said it expects a temporary shortage of small saline bags because of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico....