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Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

Oct. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

The name alone — “the surgery" — evokes a place where help is sought and given. British lawmaker David Amess, like others, hosted his all-are-welcome surgeries regularly, meeting the voters he represented with a smile and a ready ear for whatever concerns, problems, gripes and hopes...

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

Oct. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children. In a Catholic church across town, flour and oil to make communion wafers will soon run out....

Former COVID patient pushes more resources for ill patients

Oct. 16, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — As Maria Young came to, she had visions of being held captive on a cruise ship. Trapped against her will, she cried out for help. It was early February, more than three months since the health communications specialist from Rockville contracted...

Illinois police dog comforts grieving after loss of handler

Oct. 16, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — As he approaches his annual employee evaluation, Winston has a lock on “exceeds expectations.” Consider that since December, the chocolate Labrador had to graduate from therapy-dog school, relocate from balmy Florida to chilly Champaign County,...

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

Nebraska AG: Docs can prescribe controversial COVID drugs

Oct. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general said Friday that he won't seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections, as long as they get informed consent from patients and don't engage in misconduct. ...

FDA unlikely to rule on Merck's COVID pill before December

Oct. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will ask its outside experts to meet in late November to scrutinize Merck's pill to treat COVID-19. The Nov. 30 meeting means U.S. regulators almost certainly won't issue a decision on the drug until...

Rays P Hess says he's having chemo for cancerous chest tumor

Oct. 13, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess says he is starting chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest. Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an emergency room about a week ago after experiencing chest tightness and...

Study: 'Sociability' hormone didn't help kids with autism

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Children with autism didn't benefit from an experimental therapy made with a hormone thought to promote social bonding, researchers reported Wednesday in the largest study of its kind. “This is really a major setback," said Dr. Linmarie Sikich, a Duke University...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...