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  • 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…

  • 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 convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.…

  • Prevnar, Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine, okayed for adults in EU

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer’s blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. Prevnar 13, called Prevenar 13 in some countries,…

  • Liberia calls for Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to rebuild economies

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Liberia’s president on Tuesday called for an Ebola “Marshall Plan” to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that “we need our international partners…

  • 3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles’ downtrodden Skid Row who had special…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • Pregnant women turn to alternative, ‘personalized’ birthing options

    (NEW YORK) — Giving birth is the most primal act in a woman’s life. And yet, modern medicine has turned birthing into a sterile, medical procedure, often performed in a hospital operating room. But more…

  • Md. bill aims to take sugary drinks off the table

    WASHINGTON — Parents are tired of being the bad guy — and Robi Rawl, executive director with the group Sugar Free Kids, says that when restaurants bundle sugary drinks into meals for kids, they put…

  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Some of the travelers checked by workers with surgical masks…

  • Drinking hot coffee is cool

    (NEW YORK) — No one ever saw the Fonz with a cup of coffee in his hand but perhaps the King of Cool was missing out on something. At least that’s what a lot of…

  • Why doctors say treadmills can determine how long we’ll live

    WASHINGTON — Many people know they should work out more for a healthier, longer life. Now, doctors are turning to exercise equipment to predict just how long that life will be. In a discovery made by cardiologists at Johns…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…

  • Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes. The Broward County jury…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • GOP: Our plans would help people losing health subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country’s health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate…