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Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

May. 23, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

KARPENISI, Greece (AP) — In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland." Harder to find, however, are young people. The area — a winding,...

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

May. 23, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as many as...

Faces of concussions: NHL's head-on battle with an epidemic

May. 23, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. This is the family he always wanted, just not the life he...

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

May. 22, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before. The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped...

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

May. 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented. The disclosure includes cases in...

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

May. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago. Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill. When...

Kansas clinic returns to court over telemedicine abortions

May. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas clinic stopped providing telemedicine abortions months ago and returned to court Wednesday after concluding that the legal climate remains uncertain despite a judge's order late last year saying the state couldn't stop the procedures. The clinic in Wichita operated by the Trust...

Rallies for and against abortion fire up around the South

May. 22, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion opponents held a rally Wednesday at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory after the state's governor signed the nation's most stringent abortion ban into law last week. Elsewhere in the South, abortion-rights supporters occupied much of a city block in New Orleans, chanting...

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

May. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border. It was...

Healthy dog euthanized for burial with owner, sparks debate

May. 22, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a healthy dog was euthanized so it could lie with her owner. WWBT-TV in Richmond reports workers at one animal shelter tried to talk the executor...