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  • Texas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 years

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a…

  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of…

  • Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been…

  • Missouri parents who caged autistic son ordered imprisoned

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis couple was sentenced to seven years in prison for keeping their autistic son inside a makeshift cage. Forty-five-year-old Terry Smith and his 44-year-old wife, Victoria, of…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sinking in midday trading on Wall Street following a report that the economy shrank in the first three months of…

  • Woman Who Wears Size Zero Gets Liposuction for ‘Pudgy Stomach’

    (NEW YORK) — Megan O’Brien is thin, petite and works out regularly — but the 38-year-old Los Angeles woman says she has always had one problem area: her belly. “When I would get my nails…

  • Easy Culinary Tricks to Lighten Up 5 Summer Favorites

    It’s time fire up the grill, prep those luscious sides, dig into summery desserts and kick back with sweet cocktails. The hot weather brings a delicious smorgasbord of favorites, but they’re often brimming with calories,…

  • Your Best Breakfast Ever

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is your morning meal — or half-eaten cereal bar — cutting it? To find out how to maximize your morning meal, check out these eight…

  • Do This Every Day, and You May Lose 20 Pounds in 6 Months

    When’s the last time you weighed yourself? If you can’t remember or you don’t even own a scale, read on to find out how weighing in may help you peel off pounds. According to a…

  • Georgia Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime regular

    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — A waitress at a Hooters in Georgia will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer of the restaurant. WXIA-TV (http://on.11alive.com/1Jbsi1j) reports Don Thomas is a frequent patron of the Hooters…

  • China confirms first case of MERS, a South Korean man

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in a South Korean businessman who ignored instructions to stay home after his father was diagnosed with the disease. China’s…

  • Distracted walking behind thousands of injuries

    WASHINGTON — It’s the new way to be clumsy. Not only is distracted walking now in American’s lexicon, it’s noted as the reason behind an increasing number of emergency room visits. “ER visits involving distracted…

  • Search dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need care

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas. Eight dogs are helping…

  • Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys’ claims of jury misconduct. Former…

  • Cano misses 1st game of season for Seattle with flu

    SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano wasn’t in the Seattle Mariners’ lineup for the first time this season because of flu-like symptoms. Cano’s first day off came Thursday night with the Mariners opening a four-game series…