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Ill Pennsylvania man's gift to comfort family when he's gone

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jeff Hottle hoped to prepare his family for the day when he would leave them. He wanted to share with them his best advice, and he wanted them to always be able to hold a piece of him in their hands because he worried that he may only have months to live. Jeff had good reason to...

South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever

Sep. 20, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Saturday that tests on dead pigs from two farms near its border with North Korea came back negative for African swine fever, at least temporarily easing fears over the spread of the illness that has ravaged pig herds across Asia. South Korea's Ministry of...

Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics

Sep. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found thousands of abandoned medical records at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late doctor who took home more than 2,200 sets of fetal remains, Indiana's attorney general said Friday. No fetal remains were found during Thursday's searches...

2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

Sep. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney's office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will pay $350,000 in...

Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the golf course

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung

Sep. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure on Friday as she gets set for specialized radiation treatment for cancer, her office said. Ivey announced Thursday that doctors had discovered a malignant spot on her lung. She described the cancer as having been...

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Retired star receiver Calvin Johnson said the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career. Johnson told Sports Illustrated in a story published Friday he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told...

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Sep. 20, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move is due to "growing...

South Dakota marijuana backers push 2 ballot measures

Sep. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in South Dakota have been thwarted at nearly every turn, including an effort to become the 48th state to approve industrial hemp. But backers are doubling down on this year's election. Volunteers are gathering signatures for two initiated ballot measures. One asks voters to...

Drexel, Tower to buy St. Christopher's Hospital for $50M

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel University and Tower Health have agreed to pay $50 million to buy St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, edging out a for-profit California hospital company in negotiations that lasted until early Friday. "This will ensure that the hospital remains a vital resource to families...