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Judge delays decision on removing Texas baby's life support

Dec. 12, 2019 11:19 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge newly assigned to decide if a Texas hospital can remove a 10-month-old girl from life support against her mother's wishes said Thursday she was allowing more time for a facility to be found that would take Tinslee Lewis, even as a doctor said the most basic activity...

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

Dec. 12, 2019 9:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Chicago police officer was suspended Thursday for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic teen in 2017 on the city's South Side. The Chicago Police Board voted to suspend Sgt. Khalil Muhammad during an evening meeting, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago...

Father to stand trial after autistic son drowns in pool

Dec. 12, 2019 8:18 PM EST

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan college professor whose severely autistic 16-year-old son drowned in an icy backyard pool in March will go to trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge, a judge ruled Thursday. Ottawa County Judge Judy Mulder said Timothy Koets should stand trial for the more...

Illinois sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth marketing

Dec. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has become the latest state to sue the country's biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Juul Labs Inc., used deceptive marketing practices to entice minors and misrepresented the amount of nicotine in its products. State Attorney General Kwame Raoul...

Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agenda

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping. Hahn, a cancer specialist and hospital executive, won confirmation to the role of FDA commissioner with a vote of...

Alabama infant mortality rate hits record low

Dec. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s infant mortality rate has reached a record low, but racial disparities have persisted, state health officials announced Wednesday. The Alabama Department of Public Health announced the 2018 infant mortality rate was the lowest in Alabama history with 7.0 deaths per...

MD youths needing psychiatric care find long waits, drives

Dec. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The first time Jeannine LeMieux’s daughter was hospitalized for a psychotic episode, she was only 8 years old. LeMieux took her daughter to a hospital emergency room near her home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where it was determined that she needed to be hospitalized....

Mother, child attacked by rabid raccoon

Dec. 11, 2019 2:09 PM EST

WESTON, Conn. (AP) — A mother and her young child who were attacked by a rabid raccoon at a school bus stop in Connecticut last week are undergoing rabies treatment, an animal control official says. The child was getting out of a vehicle last Thursday when the raccoon “came out of nowhere”...

UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies. Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...