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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 new drug from AbbVie while pulling back on more…

  • Correction: Marijuana Research story

    DENVER (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about marijuana research, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported Marcel Bonn-Miller’s profession. He is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist. Also, while he works with the Veterans Administration,…

  • Spokesman: Ali improving from case of pneumonia

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion’s condition has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the…

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won’t face criminal charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday. Milwaukee County District…

  • Cambodia ‘doctor’ faces murder rap in HIV outbreak

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a…

  • 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…

  • 5 ways to keep your immune system healthy during the holidays

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to the topic of health and the holidays, most people are focused on limiting the Christmas cookies and eggnog to avoid seasonal weight gain. But the holidays can affect more than…

  • 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…