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  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. The justices on Wednesday aggressively questioned the lawyers…

  • McDonald’s dropping human antibiotics from chicken

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company…

  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you’re at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much…

  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction,…

  • Vegas hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners. The remains were in a…

  • US heroin overdoses shifting to young, white, Midwestern

    NEW YORK (AP) — The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report. That’s a shift from 15…

  • Pot growers convicted on fed count in state where it’s legal

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational…

  • Red Sox, Boston College honor ALS-stricken Frates

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park…

  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.…

  • Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that…

  • 4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital. Andrew…

  • Virginia Girl with Cancer Gets Sweet 16 Surprise Party

    (WINCHESTER, Va.) — Throwing a surprise “Sweet 16” party in the age of cellphones and social media is no easy task. But an entire Virginia community pulled it off for a girl with cancer. The…

  • FDA warning: men’s testosterone drugs overused

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low…

  • Breast Augmentation: Smaller Implants Becoming a Bigger Trend

    (NEW YORK) — Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Pamela Anderson and Tamra Barney have all had their implants downsized or removed all together. And the trend is catching on with everyday women, according to plastic surgeons.…

  • Clarification: Vaccine Exemptions story

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported that Washington, California and Vermont were considering bills that would remove either personal, religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. The story should…