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China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

Nov. 12, 2018 9:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is suspending rule changes allowing trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, after the move to reverse a ban sparked an outcry from environmental groups. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted Cabinet official Ding Xuedong as saying Monday that the rule change had "been postponed...

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

Nov. 12, 2018 9:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's...

Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business

Nov. 12, 2018 8:05 PM EST

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Abul Kalam sits cross-legged on the floor of his tiny mud hut and whispers prayers into a small plastic bottle filled with water, creating what he says is a potion that will cure stomach cramps. "I got these powers in my dreams," he says. "People come to me because I heal...

Purdue student's cancer fight boosts research endowment

Nov. 12, 2018 8:03 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A fundraising campaign honoring Purdue University student Tyler Trent's battle with cancer has picked up enough support to top the $100,000 mark. The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment was set up to support cancer research at Purdue. Trent has a rare form of bone cancer. ...

Feds: Priest lied about cancer in scam to raise money

Nov. 12, 2018 8:01 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Federal investigators said they have probable cause to believe a Mississippi priest fraudulently received donations by falsely telling people he had cancer and that his diocese knew that and concealed it. The allegations came in an affidavit written by a Department of Homeland...

NHL, retired players reach $19M concussions settlement

Nov. 12, 2018 7:34 PM EST

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in Minnesota, was by...

Camp Rainbow Gold plans to buy Idaho resort property

Nov. 12, 2018 4:42 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (AP) — Camp Rainbow Gold, an organization that offers camps and other support services for kids with cancer, has announced an agreement to buy a south-central Idaho resort property for $1.3 million. Soldier Mountain Ranch and Resort in Camas County comes with 21 cabins, five other...

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Nov. 12, 2018 3:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits...

WWII cadet nurses reflect on lifetime of service

Nov. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EST

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Elizabeth Yeznach remembers the advertisements seeking women between the ages of 17 and 34 to work in nursing, highlighting the job as a way to be of "immediate, vital service to your country." "They spent a tremendous amount of money making it known," Yeznach, 92, said during a...

The Latest: Judge's decision in summer led to settlement

Nov. 12, 2018 2:40 PM EST

The Latest on a tentative settlement on the NHL concussion lawsuit (all times Eastern): 2:35 p.m. An attorney representing retired players involved in the NHL's concussion lawsuit and a sports economist say a judge's decision earlier this year was crucial in leading to a tentative settlement announced this week....