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  • Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.’s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association…

  • Nurses tell all about the fitness of hospitals

    WASHINGTON — Nurses get a firsthand look at conditions in our hospitals: they work there everyday amidst the dramas and miracles of modern medicine. And one of the things they have learned is when hospitals…

  • Things to know about the sperm bank industry

    Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S. Here are some things to know about the industry: ___ HOW MANY BABIES…

  • Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

    ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their…

  • Ex-‘Top Gear’ star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas

    LONDON (AP) — Former “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show. Writing in…

  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting…

  • NASCAR XFINITY-Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Results

    Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 300 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $61,795. 2. (9) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 300, 109.1, 42,…

  • NASCAR-XFINITY-Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Lineup

    After Saturday qualifying; race Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 125.158 mph. 2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 124.768. 3. (33) Austin…

  • Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has heart surgery

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State says coach Fred Hoiberg has undergone open-heart surgery to replace aortic valve. Hoiberg had surgery Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Doctor Rakesh Suri says the…

  • Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter’s rotten teeth

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Friday. Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty weeks before a scheduled…

  • Lawyer to judge: New NCAA head-injury deal as bad as first

    CHICAGO (AP) — A dissenting plaintiff’s attorney told a federal judge Friday that a reworked class-action head-injury settlement with the NCAA is as bad as the one the same judge rejected in December — though…

  • USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that’s led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and…

  • Correction: Bird Flu story

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The…

  • 24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes…