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US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

A U.S. border patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether...

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

Jun. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several...

Correction: US-Film-5B story

Jun. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 13 about the new documentary "5B," The Associated Press reported erroneously the year the ward opened at San Francisco General Hospital. It opened in 1983, 1989. A corrected version of the story is below: "5B" documentary tells story of pioneering AIDS caretakers In new...

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

Jun. 15, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants "a radical new approach" to the food served in hospitals. Officials have linked the outbreak to...

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature and held in detention instead of where the...

Maggots found under bandage at site of Phoenix patient rape

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona is revoking the license of a care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year after another patient was found to have maggots. The Arizona Department of Health Services said late Friday that revoking the license of Hacienda Healthcare will...

Judge absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Friday absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental facility. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira has been in police custody since Sept. 6...

A's Piscotty undergoes surgery to remove melanoma from ear

Jun. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after he had a melanoma removed from his right ear. The 28-year-old Piscotty had surgery Thursday after the melanoma on the outer lobe of his ear was discovered during a routine spot check on May 28. A...

5th woman accuses ex-UCLA gynecologist of sexual battery

Jun. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fifth woman has accused a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her. The lawsuit, filed Friday, accuses Dr. James Heaps of sexual battery, negligence and civil rights violations. "We're reviewing the lawsuit and we find the allegations against...