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  • Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey received the hands earlier this…

  • Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from…

  • Gov. Larry Hogan shares photo of bald head after chemo treatments

    WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is showing off a new look after his second round of chemotherapy. On Tuesday, Hogan — who announced in June he has non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — shared a photo on his…

  • 5 Summer Fresh Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

    No food screams summer the way watermelon does. The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. And aside from being delicious, watermelon is also a nutritious addition to your…

  • Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs. A statement from the…

  • Correction: San Francisco-Soda Warning story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 26 about a lawsuit against San Francisco by the American Beverage Association, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the city’s health warning labels would be posted. The…

  • Litvinenko judge slams ‘charade’ of suspect’s testimony bid

    LONDON (AP) — The British judge investigating the radioactive poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko on Tuesday accused Russian authorities or a key suspect of interfering with his inquiry. Robert Owen spoke after…

  • Could a pill make your body act as though it’s exercising?

    WASHINGTON — Scientists have created a metabolism-boosting molecule that mimics the effect of exercise on a cellular level. The new molecule, called “compound 14,” caused obese mice being fed a high-fat diet to lose about 5 percent of their body weight in…

  • 11 Ways Healthy Community Design is Working

    Environments for fit families, kids, commuters and seniors. What would you choose: Barren paths flanked by chain-link fences leading to a drab strip mall or tree-lined sidewalks in a vibrant neighborhood alongside a lakeside park?…

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie…

  • ‘Go out’ before you go to work: Morning rave dances its way into the District

    WASHINGTON — Most adventures that involve flashing neon lights, electronica beats, break dancers and acrobats with hula-hoops usually end in the early hours of the morning. But in the case of DAYBREAKER, that’s when the…

  • Correction: Smoltz-Tommy John Surgery story

    In a story July 2 about John Smoltz’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he would be the first player enshrined into the Hall following Tommy John surgery.…

  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The gunman responsible for last week’s deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was…

  • House backs bill to help vets who’ve suffered sexual assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform would get help more easily from the Department of Veterans Affairs under a bill approved Monday by the House. The…

  • Banks’ estranged wife says he had dementia when signing will

    CHICAGO (AP) — A court filing by the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks contends the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia days before he signed a will benefiting his caretaker. Banks…