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  • Chain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney. Instead, she helped six. The Sacramento woman’s donation to a Benicia man set off an organ swap…

  • Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

    CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. The sideline reporter worked the Chicago Bulls’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder for TNT,…

  • Serious strain of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday. It’s…

  • Flu strikes Panthers, who are already without top 2 goalies

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are missing more than just their starting and backup goalies against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due…

  • Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys…

  • FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms. In…

  • Maker of device in ‘superbug’ outbreak lacked FDA clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell an updated version the device, according to officials…

  • States on edge about the future of health insurance markets

    MIAMI (AP) — Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for…

  • Homeowners group denies playhouse for cancer-stricken girl

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a young girl with leukemia want to build their daughter a playhouse, but they’ve been blocked by their homeowners association. Pete and Jennifer Schultz, who live in…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks slightly higher after two-day slump NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street, led by gains by utilities and financial companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that…

  • AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

    AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world’s top-selling drug. The deal will give the North Chicago, Illinois,…

  • Comedy Central’s ‘Too Many Stars’ means plenty of laughs

    NEW YORK (AP) — You’re a bit late to bid on the chance to join John Oliver in robbing a wine store. You’re also too late to bid on taking a bow onstage with the…

  • Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. “I am one of the happiest human…

  • Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman’s dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a private viewing of an immensely popular exhibition of Rembrandt paintings.…

  • WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus.…