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River gravel project aims to replenish fish nursing areas

Sep. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are laying tons of gravel in the American River near Sacramento to re-establish a crucial spawning area for native salmon and steelhead trout. The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that the project started this month will allow female salmon to use the loose stones to...

University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats

Sep. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades. The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by 2% per year,...

Kansas man blames pharmacy for stroke after medicine mix-up

Sep. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man is blaming CVS Pharmacy for his stroke, and he says in a lawsuit that the pharmacy filled his prescription for a blood thinning medication with the wrong drug. The Wichita Eagle reports that Ben Huie said in his lawsuit he suffered a stroke in July 2017 after taking the...

Officials investigate possible meningitis case at NC college

Sep. 22, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina are investigating a possible case of bacterial meningitis at Methodist University. Officials in Cumberland County say the Department of Health was told Saturday that a person affiliated with the university was hospitalized with a "possible...

Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

Sep. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa...

Red Sox LHP David Price to have surgery for left wrist cyst

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist that ended his season early. The 2012 Cy Young winner is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Price, who went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts this season, last...

Face transplant recipient's donor face now failing

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, 51, was burned over 80% of her body when her...

Lawmaker wants Rhode Island to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawmaker in Rhode Island plans to introduce a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Rep. Julie Casimiro says she's planning to propose a ban after the new legislative session begins in January. She says the products need to be removed from store shelves "for the health...

Premature baby of Chicago woman fatally hit by truck dies

Sep. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a premature baby delivered after her mom was fatally hit by a truck in Chicago has died. Elizabeth Boshardy was crossing the street near downtown Chicago earlier this week when the driver of a truck made a left turn and reportedly didn't see her in the crosswalk. The pregnant...

Protests erupt against proposed waste plant in NW Russia

Sep. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand people took to the streets across northwest Russia on Sunday to protest a controversial plan to build a major waste plant there. Police in the regional capital of Arkhangelsk said that about 1,000 people attended a rally there while local media reported that more than 2,000...