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Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

Dec. 13, 2018 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine...

Human heart prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle

Dec. 13, 2018 6:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard. The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the...

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Dec. 13, 2018 6:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses. A Boston jury acquitted another employee, pharmacist Joseph...

Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

Dec. 13, 2018 5:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. The ruling, however, may be short lived because the administration has adopted new rules on contraceptive coverage that...

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Dec. 13, 2018 4:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV,...

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Dec. 13, 2018 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family's collection. "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a...

US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control

Dec. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control.

An Arizona journalism saga: Poisoning claims, nasty divorce

Dec. 13, 2018 3:38 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the...

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

Dec. 13, 2018 2:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version...

Falcons' Julio Jones sent home with flu-like symptoms

Dec. 13, 2018 1:27 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons receiver Julio Jones has been sent home with flu-like symptoms but is expected to play Sunday against Arizona. Coach Dan Quinn says the wide receiver likely will return to practice on Friday. Jones, a two-time All-Pro, leads the NFL in yards receiving and is the only...