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  • Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a drug from AbbVie while pulling back on those from…

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed by man who hated law enforcement, government NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to…

  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The…

  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has…

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the…

  • Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

    CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. Mersane Warria,…

  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what…

  • Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: “If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me.” Dr. Desmond Williams continues: “I want to give my family the permission to…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police…

  • Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The…

  • Spokesman: Muhammad Ali in hospital with ‘mild’ pneumonia; prognosis good, short stay expected

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spokesman: Muhammad Ali in hospital with ‘mild’ pneumonia; prognosis good, short stay expected.

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this…

  • Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 was big on flesh

    NEW YORK (AP) — Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February’s New…

  • Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some…