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  • Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for an illness that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures. The company had closed the Powell, Ohio, store last month for cleaning when it […]
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over newborn blood draws in Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Michigan parents who alleged that the state didn’t obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns’ blood for medical research. An attorney for the parents tells WOOD-TV an appeal is planned. The lawsuit argued that Michigan’s decades-old […]
  • Player in Connecticut trafficking ring wants to plead guilty

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with recruiting young intellectually disabled and mentally ill men into a human trafficking ring and providing them to wealthy clients for sex has said he’s willing to plead guilty. Robert King, of Danbury, told a judge Wednesday that he would plead guilty in exchange for a 4 […]
  • Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year’s live, […]
  • Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute […]
  • Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory […]
  • Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent […]
  • Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides emergency response devices for the aging. Best Buy said Wednesday it’s paying $800 million for GreatCall. The San Diego, California-based company, which has more than 900,000 paying subscribers, offers services like an easy connection […]
  • Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson became ill after eating pasta salad bought at a Hy-Vee […]
  • Diamond won’t let Parkinson’s slow him down, talks new DVD

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson’s disease, but he said he’s working hard to get back onstage. “Well, I’m doing pretty well. I’m active. I take my meds. I do my workouts. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling good. I want to stay productive. I […]