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Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

Jun. 24, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren't putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket. Those candidates include Lauren Underwood, a 31-year-old registered nurse from Illinois and part of the Democrats' master plan to...

Dartmouth to study opioid treatment for pregnant women

Jun. 24, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A research team at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders. Officials say combining medication with psychosocial services has been shown to significantly reduce poor outcomes for...

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Jun. 24, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms by making...

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Jun. 24, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians. That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious...

Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup

Jun. 24, 2018 4:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Peru's soccer federation says striker Jefferson Farfan has been hospitalized with head trauma after a hard collision with a teammate during practice at the World Cup. The federation says initial results "were favorable for the player" but Farfan was going to remain in the hospital so doctors...

Clarification: NHL-Concussions-Lawsuit story

Jun. 23, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 22, The Associated Press reported that former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton were suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The former players allege the league failed to warn about the risks...

Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie

Jun. 23, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children's TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican's stands on immigration and health care. The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members...

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Jun. 23, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred...

Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

Jun. 23, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant...

Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Jun. 23, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an...