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How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

Feb. 08, 2023 15:40 PM EST

How long can trapped people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? Up to a week or more, experts say, but it depends on their injuries, how they are trapped and weather conditions. Search teams from around the world have joined local emergency personnel in Turkey and...

High school sports officials reconsider menstrual questions

Feb. 08, 2023 14:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Facing blowback, the director of Florida’s high school sports governing body is backing away from using an eligibility form that requires female athletes to disclose their menstrual history in order to compete. Instead, the executive director of the Florida...

In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks' Schultz

Feb. 08, 2023 14:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders settles into his new role as chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, he says some corporations “should be nervous.” And the longtime liberal crusader’s first target is Howard Schultz, the interim CEO of...

Maine community colleges stop requiring COVID-19 vaccine

Feb. 08, 2023 13:13 PM EST

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's community college system has ended a requirement that on-campus students received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Maine Community College System's board ended the requirement and change is effective immediately, the system said in a Wednesday...

Toxic gases connected to Ohio train derailment cause concern

Feb. 08, 2023 12:54 PM EST

Days after crews released and burned toxic chemicals transported by a wrecked train in Ohio, residents remain concerned about the toxic substances that could be lingering in their evacuated neighborhoods. About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery...

Danish queen to undergo 'major back surgery'

Feb. 08, 2023 10:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, whose half-century reign makes her Europe’s longest-serving monarch, will undergo “major back surgery” later this month, the royal palace said Wednesday. The 82-year-monarch will be hospitalized afterward and undergo...

New Hampshire city forms teams to track overdose deaths

Feb. 08, 2023 09:05 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire's largest city are forming teams to take a closer look at nine suspected overdose deaths this month, seven of them over a couple of days. A group of 20 service providers representing federal, state and local agencies held an...

CVS buying spree continues with $10.6 billion acquisition of primary care operator Oak Street Health

Feb. 08, 2023 06:23 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — CVS buying spree continues with $10.6 billion acquisition of primary care operator Oak Street Health.

Virginia Senate Democrats reject 3 Youngkin appointees

Feb. 07, 2023 22:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to reject several appointees of GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, including the state health commissioner. The chamber approved resolutions containing dozens of Youngkin appointees after the names of those to whom they objected...

3 dead in San Francisco; fentanyl overdoses suspected

Feb. 07, 2023 21:27 PM EST

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Three men died and a fourth was hospitalized in Northern California after what authorities believe were fentanyl overdoses. Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in an unincorporated area near Gilroy just after 3 p.m. Monday to help...