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  • Police: Parents who killed selves, kids feared apocalypse

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse,…

  • Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run program Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday will help the state’s working poor families. Surrounded by…

  • Amgen tops Street 4Q forecasts

    Amgen Inc. cruised to a 27 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and beat Wall Street expectations, due to higher sales of nearly all its medicines, tight cost controls and a tax benefit. The world’s biggest…

  • Former NFLers appeal dismissal of lawsuit over painkillers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players’ health by routinely —…

  • For measles protection, encourage all to get vaccinated

    WASHINGTON — Six more cases of measles have been linked to the Disneyland outbreak, bringing the total to 88. That has some parents in the Washington D.C. area wondering if a similar outbreak could happen…

  • Dog saved from euthanasia dies after cancer diagnosis

    KANAB, Utah (AP) — A Utah animal sanctuary says a dog that escaped death in Indiana — a result of an ultimatum in the will of its late owner — has died. Best Friends Animal…

  • Surgeon general: ‘Desperate need of clarity’ on e-cigarettes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are “in desperate need of clarity” on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation’s newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. Dr. Vivek Murthy, whose predecessors have been…

  • Ga. man who killed a fellow prisoner to be executed Tuesday

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. Warren Lee Hill’s lawyers argue…

  • American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference

    SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former…

  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act…

  • Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

    BERLIN (AP) — Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor. The Gates Foundation gave $1.55…

  • Pfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costs

    Pfizer Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research and legal costs also reduced the bottom line. The world’s second-biggest drugmaker by revenue reported…

  • Spokesman: Iowa governor released from Des Moines hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital on Tuesday after receiving treatment for flu and dehydration. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor was in good…

  • US Surgeon General Murthy makes stop in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says he’s using a cross-country listening tour to understand how communities are addressing public health issues in their areas. Murthy met with community stakeholders, faith…

  • UN says no new polio cases reported in Syria for past year

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a rare success amid Syria’s civil war, the United Nation’s World Health Organization says there hasn’t been a new polio case reported in the war-torn country for the past year. Salah…