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

Oct. 20, 2019 2:25 AM 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...

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct. 20, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

Oct. 19, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization." It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican...

Four-time cancer survivor O'Brien plays for No. 20 Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It was a moment Casey O'Brien dreamed about, but thought would never occur. The Minnesota walk-on, a four-time cancer survivor, made his first collegiate appearance Saturday in the Golden Gophers' 42-7 victory over Rutgers. O'Brien was the holder on three successful PAT's for No. 20...

Man suffers 'grievous' injury after traffic stop, search

Oct. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Authorities in a Maryland county outside the nation's capital say a man has suffered "grievous" injuries after an encounter with police following a recent traffic stop. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski spoke at a news conference Saturday about events Thursday...

'I am back,' Bernie Sanders tells supporters at NYC rally

Oct. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed reminder to...

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

Oct. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the United States'...

Those helicopters overhead actually are flying ICUs

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a horse kicked her in the head in 2015, the unconscious woman took a 16-minute ride on a LifeFlight helicopter that saved her life. In a race against the clock, Christine Holt, 54, arrived at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with only minutes to spare to undergo surgery to...

Hold the liquor: Sober bars growing in Pittsburgh

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before social media dramatically changed the way Americans interact, the local bar was where people gathered to unload about the day's events and get together with friends. These days, though, a growing number of people are looking for an alternative to a mid-week hangover. "The younger...

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

Oct. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina...