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  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he’d be deployed during the trial of…

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s leading pediatricians have concluded that medical marijuana is generally not for kids, but they also support more research. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ revised policy statement says that with virtually…

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown…

  • WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On…

  • Feeling cold?… it’s contagious

    WASHINGTON — The weather is going to get colder in the days ahead.  And if you see someone shivering, chances are you will feel a chill, too. British researchers at the University of Sussex have…

  • How to tame your sweet tooth in 3 steps

    Ah, sugar. Such a useful ingredient, but so easy to overdo. Sugar, on its own, is not the poison it is made out to be. It can be quite functional in foods — adding sweetness,…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    In India, Obama seeks to turn personal bond with Modi into policy breakthroughs NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country’s sprawling presidential palace,…

  • Added protections for consumer information on health website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government’s health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week…

  • Baltimore health officials investigate possible measles case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Health Department says it is investigating a possible case of measles in a baby. The health department said Saturday that, if confirmed, this would be Baltimore’s first measles case in…

  • Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the facility in Stanislaus County has been…

  • Transgender teen’s death stirs action in US and beyond

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her,…