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Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixed breed dog was tested after its owners contracted COVID-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the...

Potato chip heiress wins back control of fortune

Jul. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The heiress to the Golden Flake potato chip empire is for now back in control of her fortune after a ruling Thursday by the Alabama Supreme Court. The court voided a 2019 probate order granting an emergency conservator that came after two employees claimed that 88-year-old Joann...

Video leads to charges in abuse of man with cerebral palsy

Jul. 1, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

KENNER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces dozens of criminal charges related to the beating and sexual abuse of a 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that court records show weeks of abuse was recorded by surveillance equipment at the victim's home in...

Patsy Harkess stops for a moment at the head of Goose Creek Trail in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park during a recent hike on June 16, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Harkess' plans to hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so she has been walking every day in local parks to raise money for ALS research.  (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal via AP)

80-year-old woman walks 500 miles around Louisville for ALS

Jun. 27, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Reading from a dog eared travel guide book, Patsy Harkess explains Camino de Santiago, a 40 day, 500-mile trek she had planned for early May. “The Camino is a rare chance in a busy world for solitude and self-reflection, even for self-reinvention,” she said. For...

FILE - This May 2018 file photo shows an aerial view of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass., where dozens of residents died from the coronavirus during the 2020 pandemic. An independent investigation released Wednesday, June 24, 2020, said the home's leadership made

Report: 'Baffling' errors at vets home amid deadly outbreak

Jun. 24, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

The leadership of a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts where nearly 80 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died packed dementia patients into a crowded unit as the virus spread, one of several “utterly baffling” decisions that helped the disease run rampant, investigators said in a...

Dream of Alzheimer’s center for women comes true in Vegas

Jun. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Early this week, Maria Shriver was having what she would later describe as “a moment.” When her younger son, 22-year-old Christopher Schwarzenegger, walked into her Brentwood, California, home office and saw her eyes brimming with tears, he asked, “What’s wrong,...

Former Oregon lawmaker remembered for humor, dedication

Jun. 18, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who served for a decade in the Oregon Legislature before resigning in 2017 for health reasons has died, the GOP leadership said Thursday. Victor “Vic” Gilliam, of Silverton, was 66 years old and had Lou Gehrig’s disease. He had continued serving...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) building is visible behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday, June 15, 2020, the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

Jun. 15, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx,...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015 file photo, celebrity publicist Nanci Ryder, center, appears with actresses Angie Harmon, from left, Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox and Renee Zellweger, right, at the 2015 ALS Walk in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies

Jun. 12, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. Ryder was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — or ALS — in...

Florida authorities: 3 charged in death of disabled relative

Jun. 9, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An intellectually disabled Florida woman who was deaf, mute and suffered from cerebral palsy was abused and killed by relatives who had tied her up and left her to suffocate, authorities said Tuesday. The three relatives alerted authorities in April that Gladys Ambert, 27, had run away...