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The Latest: Sankey ties sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Commissioner Greg Sankey opened Southeastern Conference media days talking about everything from a connection between sports gambling and athletes' mental health to football officiating and the event's future venues. Sankey says...

Utah delays deadline to award medical cannabis licenses

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Saturday that they are delaying the announcement of who will grow the state's...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

Jul. 15, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus. During his trip to Goma, the 46-year-old preacher managed to pass three different...

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández had already...

Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Jul. 15, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities comes two years after...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. Biden on Monday released a plan...

Missouri's Kander takes job at veterans nonprofit

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander of Missouri is starting a job at a nonprofit for veterans. The Kansas City Star on Monday reported that Kander will lead a national expansion of Veterans Community Project. The nonprofit helps homeless veterans. Kander says the organization...

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Attorneys for the state...