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New studies link eggs and sugary drinks with premature death

Adam’s journal In the past few weeks, I’ve seen headlines about new research studies highlighting the dangers of too many eggs...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Senator says "almighty dollar" stalled bill for more nurse independence

Lobbying and “the almighty dollar” stalled a bill in the state Legislature to give more independence to nurse anesthetists,...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Palliative care services can help relieve pain

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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Baby Steps benefit run is set

The inaugural Baby Steps 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be Saturday to benefit Infant Crisis Services. The event was organized by...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Oklahoma attorney general sets announcement on opioid suit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will announce a "breaking development" in the state's lawsuit...

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Report: Purdue Pharma reaches deal to settle Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle the state of Oklahoma’s claims that its illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller...

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US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has...

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Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the...

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Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out

HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and residents expressed concern Monday about the environmental and economic fallout from a fire at a...

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Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration...

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Murphy to sign bill allowing medically assisted suicide

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek...

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11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack...

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Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged...

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Baby boom: 9 labor unit nurses pregnant at Maine hospital

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at the largest hospital in Maine are expecting...

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More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time...

Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

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NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied to his office most days. The 66-year-old was announced OU's 14th president a year ago Tuesday and officially began his...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is...

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'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed...

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What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly...

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Mass school sickness blamed on spicy food, sympathy vomiting

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Public health officials in North Carolina say the sudden onslaught of mass vomiting at an elementary...

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Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency...

Leaders react and take steps after second tragedy at Parkland

After a second Parkland shooting survivor died by suicide in a week’s span, Florida’s emergency chief is calling for the state...

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California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria...

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Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them...

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New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.The...

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FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a...

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Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

MIAMI (AP) — Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called...

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Health briefs for March 24

Tai Chi-A-Thon scheduled Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host a statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser April 26. This event...

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Swine virus found at livestock show in Oklahoma City

A number of pigs that were recently shown at the Oklahoma Youth Expo are thought to have contracted or been exposed to a virus...

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Georgia Senate OKs governor-backed 'heartbeat' abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid protests and a heavy police presence, the Georgia Senate on Friday passed a bill banning almost all...

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Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat...

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Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after...

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Medical cannabis needs open doors to security entrepreneurs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's exploding medical marijuana industry has opened doors for security entrepreneurs.Duncan-based...

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Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat...

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Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban

WALTON, Ky. (AP) — An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in...

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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws...

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'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and...

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Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a...

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Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed,...

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Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future...

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Markets Right Now: Tech leads US stocks broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.The stock market closed broadly higher,...

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The Latest: Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the signing of (all times local):3 p.m.A physician who is president of Planned Parenthood...

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Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several...

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New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize...

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Vermont hospital email hack exposes info of more than 72,000

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during...

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Mississippi's governor signs one of the strictest abortion laws in nation; abortions rights supporters say they'll sue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signs one of the strictest abortion laws in nation; abortions rights supporters...

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Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being...

Inhofe says demands on National Guard still too great

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Speaking to leaders of the Oklahoma National Guard, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Wednesday that the nation was still demanding too much from Guard units but that the situation was getting better. "You’re still in a position where you’re taking on...

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OU College of Medicine to honor expert The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine on April 3 will present its biennial...

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Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new...

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Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to...

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South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion.Noem said...

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With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund...

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Oklahoma's top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit...

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Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy...

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Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple...

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US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical...

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Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the...

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EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental...

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German shorthaired pointer nips at heels of top dog breeds

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are...

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Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman says Vanderbilt University Medical Center operated on the wrong kidney during her...

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Registration for inaugural Norman Senior Games open

NORMAN — The Norman Parks Department is launching its first intramural games for seniors with the inaugural Norman Senior Games...

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Panera, Baking Memories 4 Kids surprises family with vacation

Peyton Franklin, 9, and her family recently were surprised with a vacation from Panera Bread and Baking Memories 4 Kids. Peyton...

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OKC Parents Helping Parents plans April meetings

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents has announced meetings for April. Brooke T. Cohn, a licensed alcohol and...

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Lawsuit calls medical marijuana bill unconstitutional

An attorney who resigned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former state agency,...

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Spring's arrival brings severe allergies for some

Spring arrives in Oklahoma at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday. The spring equinox “marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out...

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APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund...

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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times,...

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Officials: Air is safe near Houston-area petrochemical fire

Houston authorities on Tuesday assured residents that there were no measureable air-quality problems from a petrochemical...

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San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids,...

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Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor on Tuesday signed into law an anti-abortion measure already entangled in a...

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Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the...

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Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the...

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FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe...

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Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and found other parts of an air ambulance that...

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Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in...

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The Latest: Alaska crash searchers find more plane debris

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local):2:30 p.m.The...

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Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a...

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Lawmakers ponder meds to help ease withdrawal in lockups

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of...

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Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through...

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Oklahoma City retirement center evacuated Tuesday due to odor of natural gas

A northwest Oklahoma City retirement center was evacuated due to a natural gas odor Tuesday morning, firefighters reported....

Lawsuit accuses officials of operating debtors' prison

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BARTLESVILLE — A national civil rights organization filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing some Washington County judges and the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System of violating the civil rights of poor people by perpetuating an unconstitutional...

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Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles.The 54-year-old talk show...

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Trump's 2 Supreme Court picks on opposite sides in 2 cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the...

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Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center...

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Medical marijuana patient sues, seeks injunction against 'Unity Bill' just signed into law

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency on behalf of...

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How to stop frustrating robocalls

Dear Savvy Senior: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my...

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Study: Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two — by walking a dog — are...

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CDC is studying electric scooter injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the spike in injuries related to the use of electric scooters....

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Oklahoma health agency shakeups continue

A meeting of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board scheduled for Thursday was canceled after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill...

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PAWHUSKAMammograms offered for free Women age 40 and older can receive a free mammogram between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 and...

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Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing...

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Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her...

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Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers say a federal court should allow a...

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Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

ATLANTA (AP) — Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most...

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Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of...

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Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration...

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Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and...

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Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship...

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Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but...

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It's a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday.More than...

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Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New studies suggest it's OK and often better to have...

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US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West,...

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Arkansas governor signs 18-week abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor has signed into law a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a...

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ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the...

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Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.Adults who ate about 1 ½...

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Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists...

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EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but...

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Indiana moves to expanding religious objection to abortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are moving closer to allowing nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists to object on...

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Senate advances anti-abortion bill

Under a bill advanced by Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oklahoma voters would be asked to specify that the state constitution...

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Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate...

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Stitt signs Unity Bill regulating marijuana industry

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2612 Thursday, a measure commonly referred to as the medical marijuana Unity Bill. The bill...

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ACLU files lawsuit challenging Kentucky anti-abortion bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's legal feud with abortion-rights defenders expanded on Thursday as the Republican-dominated...

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Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform...

Oklahoma County sheriff upset with county commissioner over jail criticism

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Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor lashed out Thursday at a county commissioner who has accused him of mismanaging the jail. "The fight started today," Taylor said after speaking out at a county budget board meeting. The sheriff is upset...

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Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was...

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Oklahoma GOP governor signs medical marijuana rules into law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law new regulations for Oklahoma's burgeoning medical marijuana...

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Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground...

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NY official fired for harassment a year ago still gets $136K

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former top official at a New York agency fired last year for what authorities called "reprehensible"...

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Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills wants to expand access to abortions by allowing nurse practitioners,...

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The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw...

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WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo...

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after jury orders it to pay $29 million in latest talcum cancer trial

Johnson & Johnson shares were down nearly 2 percent in premarket trading Thursday after it was ordered by...

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California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer,...

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Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18...

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The Latest: Arkansas, Utah pass 18-week abortion bans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy (all times...

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Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led legislature on Wednesday passed its latest measure to put more restrictions on...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

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States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michelle Aldana gave birth to her first child chained to a hospital bed.Then serving time at the Utah...

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Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York's abortion law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York's leaders just how...

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The Latest: Oklahoma court: No immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a request to delay a civil trial in Oklahoma accusing opioid manufacturers of fueling a...

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With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal...

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion ban moves closer to becoming law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-led Ohio Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation to ban abortion once a fetal...

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US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of...

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Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn't a typical side effect. It...

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Hospital reviews 48 nurses, pharmacists over dosages, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for...

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Amazon removes books that promoted an autism 'cure'

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has removed books from its website that promoted "cures" for autism, the latest major company to try to...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks head for 3rd gain in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are moving steadily higher...

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Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain...

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Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York,...

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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new U.N....

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Speaker to discuss addictive thinking, intervention

EDMOND — "Addicted Thinking: Intervention and Structured Family Recovery" will be the topic of discussion during the upcoming...

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EPA pledges $16M per year for Tar Creek Superfund cleanup

TULSA — The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged more than $16 million annually for the continued cleanup of toxic mine...

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Delaware doctor accused of trading opioids for sexual favors

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware doctor is accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors to a female patient...

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Opioid manufacturers turn to state's top court in effort to delay trial

Complaining that they are at risk of "trial by ambush," a group of 13 opioid manufacturers filed documents with the Oklahoma...

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New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and...

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Officials warn of measles exposure at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials warn that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport may have been exposed to measles...

Committee sends ag nuisance bill to Senate

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A divided Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee supported a measure Tuesday that proposes capping non-economic damages related to nuisance suits brought against agricultural operations in Oklahoma. House Bill 2373, co-authored by Sen. Julie...

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2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — Over 2,200 people exposed to the mumps virus in at least two immigration detention facilities have been...

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Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned...

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Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher; Boeing falls

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing mostly higher on...

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Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after...

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The Latest: Planned Parenthood blasts federal ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a federal court ruling approving an Ohio anti-abortion law on funding (all times local):3:25...

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Blue Cross insurers in N Carolina, Oregon to mix leadership

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts will invest jointly in high-cost management...

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NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Cancer Institute will temporarily take charge of the Food and Drug Administration...

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Rescue squad fires EMT reported to co-host neo-Nazi podcast

STUART, Va. (AP) — An emergency medical technician who was suspended after The Huffington Post reported he was a frequent...

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Officers, K9 partners visit girl with inoperable brain tumor

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl with a potentially fatal brain tumor got a boost of support from some furry...

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline...

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UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

The nation's largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use...

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Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since the collection of this type of federal...

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Adam’s journal For many months, I’ve been experiencing soreness on the back of one of my heels. I’ve tried resting,...

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Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical...

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Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover vision services?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services?...

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State briefs for March 12

OKLAHOMA CITY Online career awareness program launches Oklahoma CareerTech will launch a new online career awareness program...

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Unity Bill passes Senate, set to be signed by Stitt

The medical marijuana Unity Bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate on Monday in a final legislative step before crossing the...

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The Latest: Hospital groups protest cuts in Trump budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2020 budget (all times local):9:35 p.m.Hospital groups are...

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Minnesota Senate panel votes against recreational marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Senate committee voted Monday to kill a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the...

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Arkansas Senate approves bill banning abortion at 18 weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Monday approved a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a pregnancy,...

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New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water...

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In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare for All" has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet...

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Oklahoma lawmakers send medical marijuana bill to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's booming new medical marijuana industry will have some new state regulations to follow under a...

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Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make

WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for...

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North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue that...

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Vigil, grief counseling planned for tornado community

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A candlelight vigil and grief counseling are being planned as students return to school in an Alabama...

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New Zealand measles outbreak worst 'in years' with 22 cases confirmed

A measles outbreak on the south island of New Zealand is causing serious concern, with 22 confirmed cases and...

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Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana,...

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Correction: Facebook-Vaccine Misinformation story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 7 about Facebook fighting vaccine information on its platform, The Associated Press reported...

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Oklahoma judge denies delay requests in opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has denied a request by 13 pharmaceutical companies to delay the state's lawsuit...

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Judge keeps opioid trial on track

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s fraud trial against opioid manufacturers remains on track to begin May 28 after a judge on Friday rejected...

Medical marijuana industry using specialized security services

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Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different. The difference between Oklahoma’s cash-heavy medical marijuana industry and many others is the need to secure cash and other assets using armed...

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Judge extends authority to more families separated at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge who ordered that more than 2,700 children be reunited with their parents on Friday expanded...

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US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as...

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CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the...

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California man learns he's dying from doctor on robot video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a...

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Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative...

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The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an unvaccinated Oregon boy who almost died of tetanus (all times local):5:15 p.m.An...

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FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.Swiss drugmaker Roche's...

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Fate of Kate's pregnancy is center stage on 'This Is Us'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" routinely brings viewers to tears. Next week, it's taking them to the theater.The hit NBC...

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Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expands long-term care benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes of the "Medicare for All" debate by expanding his proposal to...

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Flu may have peaked, but experts eye jump in nastier strain

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of...

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Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia

NEW YORK (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.Appearing Friday in a video that aired on ABC's "The View,"...

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NY lawmakers: Let minors get vaccinated even if parents balk

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new bill in the New York state Legislature would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental...

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Finland's government resigns after healthcare reform fails

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s government resigned on Friday after ditching plans to reform the healthcare system, a key...

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The driver of a car failed to stop in a bank parking space and crashed into City National Bank, 13805 N May Ave., Thursday...

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Docs can recommend marijuana via telemedicine visits

Can a physician recommend a medical marijuana permit without an in-person exam but instead by telemedicine? Yes. Before...

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Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23...

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Maryland House approves bill allowing medical aid in dying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday approved a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their...

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Texas picks up anti-abortion efforts blocked in US Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature is reviving efforts similar to those blocked in the U.S. Senate last month that...

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US regulators outline oversight on meat grown in lab dishes

NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators...

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Court: Board wrong to deny workers' comp for medical pot

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers' compensation insurance can't reimburse an...

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Flu report: 15 additional deaths reported across Oklahoma as secondary strain sickens more patients

Positive tests for the H3N2 strain of influenza A increased; after accounting for about half of all positive tests in Oklahoma...

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Number of Oklahoma flu deaths now stands at 51 for season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma this season now stands at 51.The Oklahoma State Department of...

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Estate of mom decapitated by son sues his psychiatrist

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The estate of a North Carolina woman decapitated by her teenage son is suing the doctor who released him...

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156 ex-employees sue Oklahoma State Department of Health for wrongful termination after funding woes disproved

More than 150 former and current employees have accused the Oklahoma State Department of Health of wrongful termination in a...

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'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight...

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Official: School illegally moved medical marijuana plants

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's Agricultural Center and its medical marijuana growing partner illegally...

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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek announces he has advanced pancreatic cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek announces he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vows to 'fight this' and 'keep...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks mark their 3rd loss in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall...

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Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy...

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The Latest: 'It's awful': Alabama governor tours devastation

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the tornado that killed 23 people in rural Alabama (all times local):2:10 p.m.Alabama...

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Oklahoma health department sued by former employees

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Health Department are suing the...

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Broken bones from falls on the rise among older dog walkers

Broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults and hip fractures are among the most common...

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Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register...

Historic Oklahoma bank tied to Pretty Boy Floyd to be restored

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BOLEY — A building tied to one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 20th century in the U.S. could soon be saved for generations thanks to the work of a non-profit and a grant from the National Park Service. On Nov. 23, 1932, members of...

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Senior Center visioning conference planned for March 15

Norman’s senior citizen community is invited to a discussion and visioning conference for the Norman Forward Senior Center on...

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FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug's cousin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with...

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Agreement struck to give governor power to pick more agency heads

Following weeks of closed-door negotiations, Republican leaders have reached agreement over a plan to restructure five state...

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First lady prods media to cover opioids as much as 'gossip'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First lady Melania Trump prodded the news media on Tuesday to spend as much time highlighting the opioid...

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FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the...

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Teen tells Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio teen defied his mother's anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and...

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The Latest: Trump OKs disaster aid for Alabama

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the impact of a tornado in Alabama and Georgia (all times local):7:30 p.m.President...

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Medication related to mind-altering drug ketamine wins US approval as new option for people with severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medication related to mind-altering drug ketamine wins US approval as new option for people with severe...

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New Mexico sues US Air Force over groundwater contamination

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the...

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FDA warns of asbestos in Claire's makeup; company disputes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire's makeup products after samples tested...

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Lawsuit: Trump family-planning rule 'politicizes' medicine

A new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants could trigger a national public health crisis, the American Medical...

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Nashville providers plan to coordinate indigent health care

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville health care providers are proposing a new indigent care system that they hope will be a model...

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Advice on salt, hidden in an array of foods, gets specific

NEW YORK (AP) — It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out...

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Medical marijuana regulations clear Oklahoma Senate panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to regulate Oklahoma's booming new medical marijuana industry has cleared another legislative...

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Drug companies want Oklahoma trial delayed in opioid case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Pharmaceutical companies have asked for a 100-day postponement of an Oklahoma trial accusing them of...

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Trump aims to stem vet suicide with outreach, local grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at stemming a persistently high number of...

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Trump aims to stem vet suicide with outreach, local grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at stemming a persistently high number of...

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the...

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Correction: Heat Warnings story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 4 about the timing of heat warnings, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a...

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Revealed: AmazonSmile helps fund anti-vaccine groups

Amazon appears to be helping fund anti-vaccine not-for-profit organizations through its charity arm, the AmazonSmile...

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Americans on track to eat most eggs in nearly half-century

Americans are devouring eggs in numbers not seen in nearly five decades — about 279 per year per person, government forecasts...

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How to choose a good home stair lift

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs...

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Tough love allows someone to be responsible

Understanding tough love has been my most difficult life lesson. I finally got it. Tough love is not about the way you treat...

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OKC sees 'red' for Red Tie Night

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host its 27th annual Red Tie Night 6 p.m. Saturday at the National Cowboy & Western...

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Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new...

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Parents of dead West Point cadet retrieve his sperm

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to...

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Cocaine, meth on rise in Pennsylvania's early warning areas

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Methamphetamine and cocaine use are on the rise in Pennsylvania while prescription drug and heroin...

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California sues over US abortion rule; 20 states to follow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration's...

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Judge: Muslim man's suit over border detention can proceed

DETROIT (AP) — A Muslim man can proceed with his lawsuit alleging he was subjected to low-grade torture when U.S. Customs...

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FDA chief calls out Walgreens over tobacco sales to minors

A top U.S. regulator wants to meet with Walgreens leaders to discuss whether the drugstore chain has a problem with illegal...

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Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly is offering a half-price version of a top-selling insulin to ease the financial strain imposed on...

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OxyContin maker: Lawsuit distorts facts, scapegoats company

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts' attorney general that accuses...

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Oklahoma medical marijuana sales keep climbing, top $7.2M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana sales are continuing to climb in Oklahoma, topping more than $7.2 million in the month...

1 in 20 'uninsured' violations are false positives

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Nearly 5 percent of vehicles identified as uninsured in Oklahoma were flagged by mistake, according to the prosecutor in charge of a new program that includes automatic license plate readers. At least 663 people were sent warning letters by the...

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Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana."My friends make good-natured jokes...

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New techniques let scientists zero in on individual cells

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires —...

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Homegrown: Thousands attend Oklahoma City marijuana expo

Anthony Fletcher headed to State Fair Park on Saturday not sure of what to expect. The GreenGrow Expo was in Oklahoma City for...

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Anti-abortion prayer campaign set

NORMAN — A kick-off rally for the 2019 "40 Days for Life" campaign is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mark the Evangelist...

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Underground fire at Arkansas dump raises health concerns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest...

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Treatment of elite athletes often based on hype, not proof

By this point in the NBA season, the players’ bodies are wearing down. Sixty or so games worth of sprinting, cutting, jumping...

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Ohio zoo collects polar bear poop to aid species' survival

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo has become the repository for the world's largest collection of polar bear poop as researchers...

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Oklahoma girl is hospital's 500th heart transplant recipient

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 12-year-old Oklahoma girl is the 500th young heart transplant recipient at St. Louis Children's Hospital and...

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Oklahoma girl is hospital's 500th heart transplant recipient

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 12-year-old Oklahoma girl is the 500th young heart transplant recipient at St. Louis Children's Hospital and...

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Seniors face escalating premiums for long-term care insurance

When she recently opened the bill for her long-term care insurance, retired schoolteacher and counselor Suzie Francis of...

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ReMerge graduates eight more women who avoided prison time

Two years ago, Brandi Davis was a judge’s gavel away from trudging into prison, accepting an Oklahoma Department of Corrections...

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Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon...

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After 'botch,' Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters

Walmart endured more than a week's worth of bad publicity before announcing publicly that it was making "every effort" to find...

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Companies, states interested in Louisiana hepatitis C plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three drug companies are interested in Louisiana's plan to use a Netflix-style subscription model to...

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Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at...

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Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is...

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John Mayer launches foundation focused on veterans

NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific...

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Medical examiner: Heart problem caused Google worker's death

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says a 22-year-old software engineer who was found dead at the company's New...

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Rejected by voters as a state question, legislation would let eye doctors practice in big box stores

Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David said Senate Bill 902 is similar to the narrowly rejected State Question 793, but with...

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The Latest: Disabled greeters accept new roles at Walmart

The Latest on Walmart's handling of store greeters with disabilities (all times local):10:35 a.m.At least two Walmart store...

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Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market.The...

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Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

DETROIT (AP) — The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, an increase due in part to...

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Longtime New Orleans meteorologist Carl Arredondo signs off

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a decades-long career as a TV weather forecaster, a New Orleans meteorologist is signing off Friday...

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Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.Two...

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Bill seeks to regulate Oklahoma's booming marijuana industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has approved a bill to regulate the exploding medical marijuana industry in the...

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Flu report: Five more deaths reported across Oklahoma

State health officials on Thursday reported five more fatalities related to the flu.  Since the season began in September...

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Peter Frampton's doctors hope to highlight rare disease

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist...

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Funds threat won't end Planned Parenthood abortion referrals

CHICAGO (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Illinois says it will continue providing abortion referrals despite the risk of losing...

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Oklahoma House passes medical marijuana 'Unity Bill'

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would provide an extensive medical marijuana regulatory...

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Officer fleeing rabid fox shoots himself in the chest

WAWARSING, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a bulletproof vest saved a police officer running away from a suspected rabid fox in a Hudson...

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Martha Stewart joins Canopy Growth to develop line of CBD products

The DIY Queen is getting into the cannabis business.    Martha Stewart, the veteran TV personality and retail...

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12 treated after strange odor forces Alaska Airlines flight to divert to Minnesota

A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday...

Two state legislators invited to White House as Trump expected to sign executive order about free speech on college...

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Two Oklahoma lawmakers plan to visit the White House this week to discuss First Amendment rights on college campuses. State Sen. Julie Daniels and State Rep. Mark Lepak will travel to Washington on Thursday to hear President Donald Trump speak...

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Fixtures at the OSSAA small-school tournaments, David and Cyndy Glover return after beating cancer

David Glover loves showing off the maps lining his office wall. Five identical rectangle images of Oklahoma, one for each...

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OKC neurologist pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery

An Oklahoma City neurologist has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four women. Kersi Bharucha, 62, admitted to...

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Transgender troops tell Congress they excel in military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex...

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Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill...

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Gov. Baker rejects supervised drug injection site proposal

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker brushed aside on Wednesday a proposal for Massachusetts to allow supervised injection sites...

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Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Wednesday took steps to outlaw most abortions in the state should the U.S....

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Evers' official: Ex-Planned Parenthood VP has no legal say

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday defended naming a...

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How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part...

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In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters' vaping

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping — an electronic form of smoking — at a New Year's...

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Ebola medical center attacked in Congo for 2nd time in week

BENI, Congo (AP) — The mayor of a city in Congo and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an...

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Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is...

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Company leaders are faulted in outbreak that killed 11 kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal report says a viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a New Jersey nursing home was made worse...

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Weeks after 2030 HIV pledge, report shows US headway stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, new...

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Millennial Money: Don't freak out about your emergency fund

Let's be real: For millennials, having an emergency fund is way down on the financial worry list, behind student loan debt,...

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Volunteer households sought for lead, copper sampling

EDMOND — The city of Edmond’s Water Resources Department is seeking volunteers to expand the current sampling pool for an...

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Parents of addicted children to hear speaker on co-dependency

The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard. Patty Gail...

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State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has temporarily closed its customer service center to free up more staff to respond to...

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OKC doctor accused of rape agrees to stop practicing medicine

An Oklahoma City gynecologist agreed to end his medical practice in exchange for having rape and sexual battery charges against...

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House OKs bill to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Kentucky notched a new legislative victory Tuesday when the state House passed a...

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Cannabis advocates wary as Colorado considers e-cig limits

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis advocates are watching closely as Colorado lawmakers consider limits on where e-cigarettes can be used...

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US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for...

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Abortion: Tennessee lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus' heartbeat is detected...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day slightly lower

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks closed lower after a day of...

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Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Channeling the ire of constituents and drawing from personal experience, senators chastised drug company...

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State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has temporarily closed its customer service center to free up...

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State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is temporarily closing its customer service center to focus on...

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The Latest: Senators urge pharma CEOs to rein in lobbyists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on top pharmaceutical executives testifying before Senate lawmakers on rising drug prices (all...

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Using 1 germ to fight another when today's antibiotics fail

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for...

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Facebook content reviewers coping with PTSD symptoms by having sex and doing drugs at work: report

Facebook content reviewers in the U.S. have resorted to extreme measures to cope with the stress of repeatedly viewing...

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Heart-stopping movie scenes 'very rarely get it right'

When we watch movies and TV, we suspend belief that people can’t actually fly, zombies aren’t real and animals can’t talk. So...

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How to slow down cognitive aging

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any proven strategies to preventing cognitive decline? I have a family history of dementia and...

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Listeria prompts recall for green beans, butternut squash

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida company has issued a voluntary recall of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash because of a...

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High-stakes trial starts in Roundup weed killer cancer claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's...

Man charged in $20,000 theft of school musical instruments

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A Del City man has been charged with stealing $20,000 in musical instruments from a middle school. Patrick Sean Hicks, 37, is also facing burglary charges in thefts of firearms, blank checks and an M&M candy machine, according to a court...

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'Trigger' abortion bill clears Oklahoma Senate panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would automatically ban abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling...

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The Latest: Democrats block Senate GOP anti-abortion effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate legislation on abortion (all times local):5:45 p.m.Senate Democrats have blocked a...

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Woman in immigration custody gives birth to stillborn baby

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — Immigration officials say a 24-year-old woman delivered a stillborn baby while in custody last week.They...

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Arkansas House approves tightening abortion ban to 18 weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House on Monday approved a proposal to ban abortion 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy,...

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Washington state to sue over Trump's new abortion policy

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump's...

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Bill to remove Oklahoma's pregnancy program does not advance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers will not consider proposed legislation that would have ended a state pregnancy program...

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Judge rules central Missouri clinic cannot resume abortions

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Planned Parenthood cannot resume abortions at a clinic in central Missouri after a federal judge ruled...

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The Latest: Gas blowout settlement approved by judge

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Measles returned to Costa Rica after five years by French family who had not had vaccinations

An unvaccinated French boy is suspected of having reintroduced measles to Costa Rica after the Central...

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Family Talk: Raising resilient kids

My grandson James just turned 1. He speaks three languages and is mastering quantum physics. Or maybe it just seems that way....

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Older people don’t get enough help, study says

About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or...

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Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care a top issue for American voters, Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this...

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Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded...