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  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing champion whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar…

  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing champion whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar…

  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that’s only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains…

  • Proposed settlement requires schools to show they provide PE

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-seven California school districts accused in a 2013 lawsuit of skimping on state rules would have to show proof they are providing physical education during the school day under the…

  • Commuter with measles also dined at Bay Area restaurant

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a…

  • Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization. Tribes have been wrestling with the issue since the U.S. Justice…

  • UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

    BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stock market slips after weaker than expected growth in US NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower in midday trading, but are still on track to end the month…

  • Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe’s measles outbreak. This trend — combined…

  • Obama, Liberian President Sirleaf discuss Ebola recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday the world has made “extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola” because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners. Addressing reporters before an Oval Office…

  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became…

  • UN plans decision in August on mass Ebola vaccine program

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says a decision will be made in August whether to recommend a program of mass vaccination against Ebola in affected countries. The U.N. health agency says an independent…

  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.…

  • Spike Mendelsohn to head DC Food Policy Council

    District Mayor Muriel Bowser has named prolific D.C. chef Spike Mendelsohn as chair of the District’s new Food Policy Council. Mendelsohn will head efforts to promote the food economy and entrepreneurship, improve food access and…

  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It’s a preliminary finding, but it highlights…