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Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years

Dec. 8, 2019 11:26 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years. The infant from Tuaran town in Sabah state tested positive for polio on Friday...

Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as part of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement rituals and pledged to keep up the work and help her husband more for the happiness of the people. In a palace...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

Governor works with broadcasters to address mental health

Dec. 8, 2019 4:48 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor and her husband are joining with local broadcasters to launch a mental health awareness campaign. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Andy Moffit plan to visit the Rhode Island PBS office in Providence on Monday. Members of the Rhode Island Broadcasters...

Training offered on administration of opioid-blocking drug

Dec. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Free training on how to administer Naloxone, an opioid-blocking drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose, will be offered by first responders in a suburban Detroit community and health and anti-drug groups. The free event, open to the public, has been scheduled Tuesday...

Illinois power company hires goats to clear out brush

Dec. 8, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HILLVIEW, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois power company turned to a herd of goats to clear a steep, rocky plot of land so crews could reach electric lines. The 50 goats spent about about two weeks this fall chewing dense honeysuckle bushes and troublesome poison ivy down to the nub for Ameren Illinois. The utility...

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

Dec. 8, 2019 12:02 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the roads, cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors. Officials have also reduced...

Oil boom, housing crisis bringing sewage problems in camps

Dec. 8, 2019 10:35 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico are struggling to monitor sewage problems from hundreds of camps used to house transient oil field workers. State officials said more than 140 unregistered RV parks in Eddy County were violating liquid water requirements, typically linked to...

Teen uses passion for horses to help others

Dec. 8, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — When Chloe Carter was a little girl, she wanted a horse. She actually wanted every excuse to be around horses. So she signed up at just 9 years old to be a volunteer at New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, a horseback riding school that serves people with disabilities. "Whenever I...