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Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 3 civilians in Tripoli

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a house in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday, killing at least three civilians and wounding two others including a child, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting between rival militias since April. The U.N.-supported but weak government...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Dow Inc. CEO contributes $6M to new health institute

Oct. 14, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The CEO of Dow Inc. has donated $6 million to a new University of Missouri health institute that is focused on personalized medicine. The university said Friday that the gift from Jim Fitterling is one of the first from an individual donor for the NextGen Precision Health Institute....

Health officials confirm whooping cough in Kentucky schools

Oct. 14, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed two cases of whooping cough at Kentucky schools. Lexington-Fayette County health officials said Friday that the latest case of the highly contagious respiratory disease whose medical name is pertussis was reported at Frederick Douglass High School in...

Authorities: 2 women, 2 firefighters hurt in house fire

Oct. 14, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in New Jersey's largest city has left four people injured, including two firefighters. The blaze in the two-story home in Newark broke out around 12:35 p.m. Sunday and soon spread to the house next door. But firefighters were able to bring the fire under...

Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products

Oct. 14, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping. The Omaha World-Herald reports Mayor Jean Stothert said last week she would support the expansion for public health and tax fairness reasons. Council President Chris Jerram has called for ending an...

Free clinic on wheels _ FCOW _ visits Wisconsin farms

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

WIOTA, Wis. (AP) — One of the farm workers examined by Dr. Emily Jewell had persistent back pain after he was kicked by a cow. Another had an ear infection and a rash. A man complained of tenderness in his abdomen, prompting Jewell to clear the desktop in the dairy farm's office — her makeshift exam...

U of Minnesota students shoulder burden of family addictions

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fridge was empty when Mia Rose decided to dig between the couch cushions looking for any change that may have fallen there. She was young — only about 9 years old at the time. Walking hand-in-hand with her younger brother, they made their way to the dollar store to buy...

Manager: Boxer Day in coma after suffering brain injury

Oct. 13, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical condition in a coma caused by the injury sustained in a bout, his manager said Sunday. Lou DiBella says in a posting on his website that Day underwent emergency surgery after being rushed to Northwestern...