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  • Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little…

  • Study: Young athletes more likely to re-injure ACLs

    WASHINGTON — More girls are playing sports than ever, and that has led to an epidemic of knee ligament tears. Repair surgery is effective, but researchers say doctors and coaches need to keep a close…

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended…

  • Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers…

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson will not race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session. The team said in a statement that Larson…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    After deliberate plane crash in France, experts struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a…

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation…

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation’s top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising…

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the…

  • Crash victim’s father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

    SISTERON, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week’s plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots’ welfare. Prosecutors say they believe…

  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for…

  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid…

  • Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer

    NEW YORK (AP) — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries.…

  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up…

  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs…