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  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to…

  • Managing kids’ Christmas expectations

    WASHINGTON — It’s the holiday season. Kids are excited and are making out their wish lists. Although it is a tradition, this is also a potential source of frustration and unhappiness. Children may be focused…

  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting…

  • Kansas says new virus found after resident’s death

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.…

  • Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their…

  • 13 primates die at South Texas research facility

    DALLAS (AP) — A South Texas research facility where 13 primates died of hyperthermia in overheated rooms could face federal penalties, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said Monday. A federal inspector found that two…

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won’t face criminal charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours…

  • Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen out

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears’ lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion. The Bears are going back…

  • Ocwen and Gilead are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Ocwen Financial Corp., down $5.89 to $16.01 The subprime mortgage servicer’s…

  • Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors joke that if you’re going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized…

  • US stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally

    The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at record highs Monday as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days. Pharmaceutical and technology stocks were among…

  • W.Va eye doctor’s art exhibit appeals to the touch

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Touching the art is a no-no at most museums. At Dr. Stephanie Skolik’s exhibit, it’s encouraged. At the Huntington Museum of Art, Skolik melds oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal and other types…

  • Va. health officials report 2 flu deaths

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — State health officials say two preschool-age children have died from the flu recently in eastern Virginia. According to media outlets, information about the deaths was reported Monday to the Centers for…

  • Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is “ideological in intent” and violates doctors’ free-speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled…

  • Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for…