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  • Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is to be inaugurated on […]
  • Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children’s hospital

    DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children’s hospital. Timberlake took a break from his “Man of the Woods” tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the young patients at HCA Healthcare’s Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. A video of the […]
  • Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

    PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported. The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has “significant intellectual disabilities” and does not speak but has some […]
  • New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an “A”? New York City’s iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out the first batch of […]
  • Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home where Connor lives with his mother, father […]
  • German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. Organizers say 170 tractors drove in from farms around the country to join 35,000 other protesters for the Saturday demonstration under the motto “we are fed up with the […]
  • Ohio Health Department investigates doctor for deaths

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl for 27 gravely ill patients who died at an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Health Department is investigating Dr. William Husel, a former Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health […]
  • Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don’t comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which said […]
  • Sen. King treating prostate cancer again, won’t affect work

    BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is resuming treatment for prostate cancer, but the radiation therapy won’t affect his work. The lawmaker had his entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue removed in 2015. His office said in a statement Friday that he has since been cancer-free and has regular […]
  • Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

    PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth said Friday that it’s investigating another patient’s allegation of physical abuse. Hacienda HealthCare officials said in a news release that the female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. […]