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  • Hong Kong finds humans contracted hepatitis carried in rats

    HONG KONG (AP) — Researchers said Wednesday they have found a second patient in Hong Kong who contracted a strain of hepatitis carried by rats, in what appears to be the first known human cases in the world. The finding surprised the researchers, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether there were significant implications for human […]
  • Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

    CAIRO (AP) — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or […]
  • Monsanto appeals $78M verdict in California weed killer suit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness giant Monsanto on Tuesday appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said the company’s widely used Roundup weed killer was a major factor in his cancer. The company filed a notice of appeal in San Francisco Superior Court challenging a jury verdict in favor […]
  • Americans, Canadians are warned not to eat romaine lettuce

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in […]
  • The Latest: Minnesota Gov. Dayton says lungs improving

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton planning to return home after long hospital stay (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says his lungs have improved after being damaged by post-surgery complications and that he will return home Wednesday after being hospitalized at Mayo Clinic for more than a […]
  • Pope to meet with young inmates, AIDS patients in Panama

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January for the Catholic Church’s big youth rally, and says he’ll also spend time there with juvenile delinquents and people suffering from AIDS. History’s first Latin American pope will be making his first visit to Central America, though he has […]
  • Minnesota Gov. Dayton heads home after lengthy hospital stay

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday his health has rebounded enough from post-surgical complications for him to leave Mayo Clinic this week, and he defended his office’s low-key handling of a hospitalization that lasted more than a month. Dayton, 71, said he will be “thrilled” to be back in St. Paul on Wednesday […]
  • Trial over Kentucky abortion law in judge’s hands

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The fate of a Kentucky abortion law is in the hands of a federal judge after a trial wrapped up Monday over a lawsuit pitting Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and the state’s only abortion clinic. The suit challenges a law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. An ACLU […]
  • GE’s sprawling power, aviation, health care arms add risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric has long been a household name, manufacturing a spectrum of goods from light bulbs and air conditioners to MRI machines and jet engines. The company expanded rapidly in the 1980s under former CEO Jack Welch, accumulating financial companies and the television network NBC. But the sprawling company’s broad reach […]
  • WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast, the number of malaria cases had […]