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3 University of Maryland students sickened with salmonella

Sep. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Three students at the University of Maryland at College Park have been sickened with salmonella, prompting state and local health officials to investigate. David McBride is the director of the University Health Center. He said in a statement Friday that two of the students had...

Moms, advocates: State should do more to allow breastfeeding

Sep. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Advocates for breastfeeding say Alabama employers should do a better job of allowing the practice at work. At least 29 states have laws that protect breastfeeding and pumping breast milk at work — but Alabama is not among them, Al.com reported. Alabama has the third-lowest...

Llama has dental surgery to get at root cause of past escape

Sep. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year? He made his way out by following a strategically placed herd of llamas owned by Yellowstone Llamas, which rents out the pack animals to tourists. But he wasn't in the clear. On Tuesday,...

Alaska Mental Health Trust begins accepting land sale bids

Sep. 21, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A mental health department has begun accepting bids for parcels of land in southeast Alaska up for auction in its annual land sale, officials said. All plots of land, ranging from $12,400 to $112,000 would be sold to the highest bidder in a sealed bid submission process, the Juneau...

2 students hospitalized after ingesting e-cigarette

Sep. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Two students had to be hospitalized and one was physically restrained at a Massachusetts high school after police say several students ingested an e-cigarette pen. Westport Police say they were called to the local high school Friday morning for a report of a student displaying signs...

Cougar encounter renews debate about threats from animal

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Peter Idema has been running the trails and logging roads of Oregon State University's Dunn Research Forest near his Soap Creek Valley home for more than 30 years. But around 10 a.m. on Aug. 31, a routine run took an unexpected twist when he rounded a curve on a lonely stretch of...

WV horse therapy program aids those with disabilities

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Despite heavy storm clouds rolling in above 1952 Files Cross Road, Aiden Sowers, 4, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shouted to his father, Don, from their vehicle parked on the gravel roadway that the rain had not started falling and they should be able to...

Skunk carcass north of Detroit tests positive for rabies

Sep. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Oakland County health officials confirm that the carcass of a skunk found in Southfield, just north of Detroit, has tested positive for rabies. Officials say carcasses of multiple skunks recently have been found in the same area. Those carcasses were not tested for rabies. People...

5 of 13 marijuana bills passed in New Hampshire

Sep. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers considered more than a dozen bills related to marijuana this year, but fewer than half of them became law. A push to have the state join others that have legalized recreational use of the drug fizzled, as did efforts to expand the qualifying conditions for the...

Quaint Virginia cafe a safe haven for customers, patients

Sep. 21, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — When Edith Wilkins, a longtime customer of Trade Winds Cafe, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she relied even more so on the little deli to be a quiet place of comfort after receiving treatments at Centra's Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center across the street. She...