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  • SF surgeons complete surgeries in kidney transplant chain

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed the final operations in an organ donation chain that has given six patients new kidneys. California Pacific Medical Center spokesman Dean Fryer says…

  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale hospitalized with flu

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale is hospitalized with the flu. Mondale was supposed to introduce former President Jimmy Carter Friday at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Instead, Carter told the crowd…

  • Sierra Leone’s ruling party expels vice president

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling party, the national broadcaster reported late Friday. The announcement came as Sam-Sumana was one week into a self-imposed…

  • Brian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a…

  • Deadly bird flu strain jeopardizes Minnesota turkey exports

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza wiped out a flock of 15,000 birds in about a week. Health…

  • Jail looms for mom who fled with son to fight circumcision

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision will face imprisonment if she doesn’t return and allow the surgery to proceed, a judge ruled Friday.…

  • Father of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn’t provide proper warnings about the supplement’s dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen’s father said in a lawsuit…

  • FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients. Biotech drugs are…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks plunge after strong jobs report NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of higher interest rates is sending stocks sharply lower in midday trading on Wall Street. Bond prices are also falling. Yields…

  • Official: Hypothermia killed naked woman, kid found in field

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says a dead mother and toddler whose naked bodies were found in a field about 200 yards from their wrecked car died of hypothermia. Police say…

  • Homeowners group relents, Oks playhouse for girl with cancer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard will get her wish, after a homeowners association that initially rejected the idea relented. The homeowners group…

  • Daylight Saving Time 2015: Tips for Springing Forward

    (NEW YORK) — It’s time to spring forward on Sunday, but the act of moving the clocks an hour ahead can deliver a blow to your sleeping schedule. For most, daylight saving time is an…

  • Goal Setters Often Delude Themselves

    (NEW YORK) — When you’re trying to achieve a goal and think you’re doing a good job at it, don’t be too quick to give yourself a pat on the back. Researchers from the University…

  • Beer Pong Is a Pretty Filthy Game

    (CLEMSON, S.C.) — Beer pong is a game of skill, a game of luck, a game that usually involves drinking too much. Be that as it may, beer pong remains extremely popular on and off…

  • During ‘spring forward,’ some people’s sleep routine lags

    WASHINGTON — It may be a little hard to believe with all the snow outside, but it’s almost time to “spring forward.” Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, and while most people handle the…