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  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet,…

  • Are Your Pets Making You Sick?

    (NEW YORK) — Cuddling with a puppy or cozying up to a kitty has health benefits, but a new study suggests that household pets can also be sources of infection. Young children, elderly people or…

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don’t skip at 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice,…

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for…

  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker’s mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and…

  • Judge halts worker’s comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator’s efforts to seek a worker’s compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient…

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis.

  • Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. So far the virus has been found at farms housing 2.3 million turkeys, all of…

  • US to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and…

  • Will the dog flu hit D.C.?

    WASHINGTON — As a strain of canine influenza spreads through the Midwest, local dog owners are perking their ears and wondering: Will it come here? “I think it’s a distinct possibility that it could get here,”…

  • Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo…

  • Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.…

  • Ohio elections board assures staff after meningitis case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elections board is assuring staff members and voters operations will continue as usual after a poll worker in training contracted bacterial meningitis. Franklin County Board of Elections spokesman Ben…

  • Young grandson of Jerry Tarkanian recovering from stroke

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 5-year-old namesake grandson of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is recovering at home after a stroke left him hospitalized over the weekend. The young boy’s father said he…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average…