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  • Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

    LONDON (AP) — The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss his mother with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the leaders’ summit in Finland. Ewan Hope told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “We […]
  • Over 400 items found in UK nerve agent poison probe

    LONDON (AP) — British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. Metropolitan Police announced a breakthrough in the case Friday when […]
  • 2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison. The Journal News reports Vedoutie Hoobraj apologized to the community and to cancer patients on Friday at her sentencing for wire fraud in federal […]
  • Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nurses at Vermont’s largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital operations were unaffected by […]
  • In new video, boys crave food, wait to go home next week

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they’re expected to be discharged next week. Video messages of the boys from a Saturday news conference show them still wearing surgical masks, a […]
  • Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life’s work. It’s called the GeneXpert and it’s about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea’s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, […]
  • FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and […]
  • The Latest: 2 women protesting attorney general are arrested

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Maine (all times local): Police say two people were arrested while demonstrating during a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Portland, Maine. All told, about 200 people gathered outside offices that house the U.S. attorney’s office on Friday. Most of those […]
  • Jefferson University offers medical marijuana grad programs

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be offering graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana. Courses start this fall for two graduate certificate programs in cannabis medicine and cannabinoid pharmacology at the school’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. A third program on cannabinoid chemistry and toxicology will get […]
  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses opioid crisis

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England. Sessions said Brett Kavanaugh is the son of a prosecutor who understands the role […]