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COVID: In Florida hospitals, 'there are only so many beds'

Aug. 05, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida hospital chain is suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and even a cafeteria as many more patients seek treatment for COVID-19. “We are seeing a surge like we’ve not seen before...

Surgical robot firm to invest $500M in Georgia, hiring 1,200

Aug. 04, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — A California company that makes surgical robots will invest $500 million in an Atlanta-area expansion, hiring 1,200 new workers by 2024. Intuitive Surgical, based in Sunnyvale, California, announced its plans Wednesday. It's one of the...

Report: Pandemic a role in Kentucky's record overdose deaths

Aug. 04, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses in Kentucky — an ongoing scourge that has ravaged communities in the state — surged nearly 50% last year and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was a “major contributing factor,” a state report concludes. More...

Evers revives plan to lower prescription drug costs

Aug. 04, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers revived his plan Wednesday to lower prescription drug costs after Republicans stripped it out of the state budget, re-introducing the measures as stand-alone legislation. The plan would create a review board to establish prescription...

Pope resumes public audiences a month after major surgery

Aug. 04, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery, and during the much-awaited appearance Wednesday he recalled the anniversary of the devastating Beirut port explosion and expressed the desire...

NC Senate OKs parental consent for children's virus vaccine

Aug. 03, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Young people would need parental permission now before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina legislation approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. The bill, which now must return to the House for consideration, contains a parent...

Maryland completes demolition at shuttered Baltimore jail

Aug. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Demolition work has been completed at a shuttered Baltimore jail complex with a long history of corruption and disorder, officials announced Tuesday. The Baltimore City Detention Center was closed by the state in 2015 and the public works board in 2019...

Kathy Griffin says she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer

Aug. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Monday to say her cancer was caught early and...

Delaware women and men pose topless after mastectomy surgery

Jul. 31, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — For Roberta Albany, standing in front of a camera with her breasts exposed and her scars visible meant resilience and empowerment. Sharing a feeling similar to Albany, the women and men who participated in The Grace Project photo shoot by Charise...

Soccer team rallies behind young Lexington leukemia survivor

Jul. 31, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It isn’t every day nine-year-old girls get to meet their heroes, much less eat ice cream with them. Ellie Hurley, a two-time cancer survivor from Lexington, got to do just that. Hurley, who will turn 10 in September, has fought leukemia twice...