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Oklahoma's drug court program not only saves tax dollars but saves lives

Without Oklahoma’s drug court program, Cameron Rian Shores says he would be dead. “I can wake up and my life is not in chaos....

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Shortage of doctors can have deadly consequences

Access to a primary care doctor is inadequate for a majority of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health...

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Oklahoma health notes for July 22

Oklahoma health notes for July 22

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Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

On a sweltering midsummer evening last week, 80 people gathered at a school gymnasium in this southern Oklahoma town to talk...

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Controversy surrounds Oklahoma's medical marijuana THC limit

Oklahomans responded with an outcry when the Oklahoma State Department of Health proposed limiting THC in medical marijuana,...

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Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to...

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UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland.More than 170...

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The Latest: Ex-NTSB chairman: Duck boats prone to accidents

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):7:40 p.m.A former chairman of...

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Mets' Cespedes too sore to play, may need heel surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after saying he may need surgery on both heels that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery, Yoenis...

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Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio...

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New Mexico man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered...

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Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups...

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Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among...

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Bear cub burned by Colorado wildfire healing, gaining weight

DENVER (AP) — An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight.Wildlife officials said Friday...

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Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

DENVER (AP) — It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is...

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Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety...

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Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.Standard treatment now takes two...

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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of inclusiveness

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Bases loaded, a gold medal on the line. Manuel Velasco Jr. stands in the batter's box sniffling, tears...

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New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local...

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Business Highlights

___Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sightWASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift...

Will voters elect more female senators?

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In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both women and one man advanced. Historically, few women run for Oklahoma's Legislature. Those who do are elected at a...

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Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help...

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

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Q&A: Reporters field reader questions about cannabis

The Oklahoman's DIG Team fielded reader questions about cannabis on Friday.

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Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital after three weeks of treatment since being...

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Correction: Young Entrepreneur-Minnesota story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story July 18 about a Minneapolis teenager's hot-dog stand, The Associated Press misidentified the...

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3-year-old left in hot day care bus dies

A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a bus outside his day care in Texas after he was apparently left inside following a field...

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Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit,...

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Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the...

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10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist...

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Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

BERLIN (AP) — An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization's...

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How dangerous is that sunburn?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how applying sunscreen every day can help you live to be 100.

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Poll: Should smokable forms of medical marijuana be banned?

Take our poll: Should smokable forms of medical marijuana be banned?

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Q&A with Mary Holloway Richard: U.S. businesses react to newly enforced EU privacy law

Q&A with Mary Holloway Richard: U.S. businesses react to newly enforced EU privacy law

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The Latest: NFL, NFLPA working on anthem resolution

The Latest on the Miami Dolphins anthem policy (all times local):10:15 p.m.The NFL and National Football League Players...

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NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

NEW YORK (AP) — An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early...

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Oklahoma prosecutor seeks expanded probe over text messages

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says he's asked state investigators to expand their...

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Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a...

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Pharmacy board head allegedly offered official a job to sway marijuana rules

The lawyer for a former state official accused of sending threatening messages to herself over medical marijuana regulations...

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Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock...

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Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed.Condemned...

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5 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured five workers, three of them...

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Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state...

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The Latest: Army says 5th person hurt in depot blast, fire

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot (all times local):5 p.m.The Army says a fifth...

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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell Thursday, but smaller companies climbed, which made for a mixed finish on Wall Street....

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Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

LONDON (AP) — A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade...

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Oklahoma legislative leaders form 13-member marijuana panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate have named a 13-member working group of legislators to recommend...

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EPA watchdog urges agency to strengthen oversight of state drinking water systems after lead crisis in Flint, Michigan

WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA watchdog urges agency to strengthen oversight of state drinking water systems after lead crisis in Flint,...

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Gene tests can provide health clues -- and needless worry

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of...

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8 notable moments in Oklahoma's medical marijuana saga

It's been a crazy couple of weeks since Oklahomans voted "yes" for medical marijuana. Here are 8 notable moments since the...

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Coffee shop serves hope to people recovering from addiction

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town's newest coffee shop is offering people recovering from opioid addiction a fresh start,...

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Poteau woman found joy in a life filled with heart surgeries

Jaycee Elliott lived with congenital heart disease, undergoing roughly 40 procedures in her 33 years. Despite medical issues,...

Substance abuse, mental illness contribute to Oklahoma's foster care challenges

HealthJul 8, 2018

Oklahoma has been plagued for years by high rates of abuse and neglect of children — statistics driven in large measure by the state's high level of methamphetamine addiction, officials say. Opioid addiction has added to that crisis in recent...

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CNN chief Jeff Zucker undergoing heart surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from...

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AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer's or another incurable disease? A new poll...

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Medical device company settles US case over false claims

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York-based medical device company will pay the U.S. government $12.5 million to resolve allegations...

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Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

LONDON (AP) — London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after her parents accidentally stepped on...

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State Board of Health to discuss repealing Rx pot rules passed last week

The state Board of Health said Wednesday it will meet “as soon as possible” to reconsider its medical marijuana rules after the...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___July 15The Washington Post asks who is paying for the next...

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Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest...

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Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark...

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New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

BALTIMORE (AP) — Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids'...

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Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution...

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Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant...

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More claims mean NFL concussion payout could jump by $400M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players estimated Wednesday that payouts from the concussion settlement...

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UNC's Fedora causes stir with CTE comment at ACC media days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn't believe it's been proven that football...

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The Latest: NFL concussion payouts expected to grow

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL concussion settlement (all times local):5:10 p.m.Lawyers representing former NFL...

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Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measles

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked...

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Big gains for banks and for transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher...

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Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical...

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County DA recuses from Oklahoma investigation into sheriff

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A county district attorney near Tulsa is recusing himself from investigating assault allegations...

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US judge throws out suit over health subsidy cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco has thrown out a lawsuit over the Trump administration's decision to cut...

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Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in doctor sex abuse inquiry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who used to coach wrestling at Ohio State University, was interviewed by a law firm...

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UNAIDS chief says won't quit over agency harassment claims

PARIS (AP) — The embattled UNAIDS chief said Wednesday he will not quit his post over criticism of his handling of sexual...

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Chicago diver who died in search had rare heart condition

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Fire Department diver who died while searching for a boater who fell overboard in the Chicago River...

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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the...

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Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people...

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Trade Talk: Oklahoma insurers soon must cover the latest technology for detecting breast cancer

Trade Talk: Oklahoma insurers soon must cover the latest technology for detecting breast cancer

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for July 18.

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Swiss drugs giant Novartis says profit up as spinoff looms

GENEVA (AP) — Novartis says net profit rose 3 percent in the second quarter amid strong growth for some of its top products, as...

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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from...

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Destiny's Child singer Williams seeks mental health help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with...

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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal...

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Oklahoma medical board lawyer charged with making threats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health already at the center of a controversy over new...

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States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely...

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The Latest: Health agency's ex-lawyer charged over threats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the Oklahoma State Department of Health's top attorney (all times...

Federal pay prevents Oklahoma City VA from filling some doctor positions

NewsJul 9, 2018

There are 21 job openings at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and many of them may never be filled.

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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:Tulsa World. July 16, 2018.— Medical marijuana pregnancy rule...

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The Latest: Smoky Yosemite has some tourists leaving early

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):1 p.m.Some tourists are...

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Study: Blowhole spray can provide fast data on whale health

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists no longer have to collect poop to get key data on the health of endangered right whales. A...

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Lawyer quits after Oklahoma medical board vote on pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health has quit her job, days after the agency's board...

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Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not...

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EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists...

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FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription —...

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Pop TV: Dr. Pimple Popper now has her own reality TV show

NEW YORK (AP) — The online video star named Dr. Pimple Popper, who films herself squeezing pus from acne, is a different kind...

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Another endangered black rhino dies after Kenya transfer

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities say a ninth critically endangered black rhino has died after being moved from the...

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Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for...

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Woman suffers head injuries in bear encounter

GROTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a 71-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries from an...

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Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q

Fueled by a 20 percent sales jump in its prescription drugs business, Johnson & Johnson posted a 3 percent increase in...

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UConn forward undergoes knee surgery, out 4 to 6 months

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn says forward Mamadou Diarra has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left...

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Improving chances against osteoporosis

Q: My great aunt is 76 and swims or walks almost every day, but she's starting to get bent over and has the beginnings of a...

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Still grasping at straws?

Just a few years ago, you automatically received a straw with any cold takeout drink and probably didn't think twice about it....

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The meals on the bus ...

A group of metro-area women are preparing the Filling Tummies mobile market for its first road trip to take free nutritious...

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Savvy Senior: Simple gadgets that can help older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are...

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AG agrees to advise Health Department on Rx marijuana rules

Attorney General Mike Hunter agreed to provide a team to advise the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On the same day, a...

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Remaining grateful, even when it hurts

During a healing process, it is important not to lose sight of the things for which we are grateful.

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Oklahoma health notes for July 17

Health information for Oklahoma residents.

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Strokes, traumatic events leave many struggling to communicate

What if you wanted to speak but couldn't string together recognizable words? What if someone spoke to you, but you couldn't...

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Umbilical hernias are common and often don't need surgery

Dear Doctor: I am a 64-year-old male in good health, although I have a bit of a gut in the middle. My issue is that I have...

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Student-led mental health clubs are making difference

Mental health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological...

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How to get a free hot dog from Love's on National Hot Dog Day

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is giving its customers a reason to be excited about National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday.

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New 'right to try' law may give terminally ill more treatment options

New 'right to try' law may give terminally ill more treatment options Q: What is the “Right to Try” law and why is its passage...

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New clues in fight against food allergies

Peanuts. Shellfish. Eggs. Milk. While that may look like a grocery list to some, to those who are allergic to these common...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in...

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Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing...

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The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local):3:40 p.m.A woman who was...

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How can I stay healthy while traveling abroad?

Consult a physician four to six weeks before departing; some vaccinations require multiple doses, spaced a few weeks apart.

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US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and...

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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks slipped Monday as investors bought banks but sold shares of most other types of companies, including health care...

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Oklahoma AG assembles team of lawyers over marijuana rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general says he's assigning a team of lawyers to advise him on matters surrounding the...

State's oldest inmates: 'We’re too old to continue committing crimes'

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When Donald Vaughan went to prison for murder, he was 19 years old. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Marilyn Monroe was a star and this newspaper cost five cents.

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Oklahoma AG assembles team of lawyers over marijuana rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general says he's assigning a team of lawyers to advise him on matters surrounding the...

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Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

BOSTON (AP) — Judges in Massachusetts can order people with addiction to remain drug free as a condition of probation and jail...

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Recalls issued after carcinogen found in blood pressure, heart failure drugs

Washington -- The Food and Drug Administration last week announced recalls of several drugs used to treat high blood pressure...

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Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical facility named after one...

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WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events.In an...

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Mind Your Own Business: Oklahoma insurers soon must cover the latest technology for detecting breast cancer

Oklahoma, effective Nov. 1, will mandate insurers to cover three-dimensional mammography, which is the latest technology for...

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'Radical hope': Women on the margins find opportunities for healing

Oklahoma City’s first participants in an Ignatian Spirituality Project retreat that took place June 2-3 with a follow-up...

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Only 20,000 more signatures needed for recreational marijuana petition, organizers say

The number of signatures in support of State Question 797 rose by more than 20,000 in the last week, according to the group's...

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Cubs place Almora on family medical emergency list

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list and recalled...

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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...

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Commission learning what caused and didn't cause massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is learning about what...

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Oklahoma health notes for July 15

Oklahoma health notes for July 15

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Executive Q&A with Selina R. McGee: Former Oklahoma farm girl wide-eyed about optometry practice, profession

Executive Q&A with Selina R. McGee: Former Oklahoma farm girl wide-eyed about optometry practice, profession

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Uncertainty remains on medical marijuana implementation

Two weeks after Oklahoma voters agreed to legalize medical marijuana numerous questions remain over how it will be implemented.

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Attorney general cautions OKC about filing own opioid lawsuit

The Oklahoma City Council will be taking a major gamble if it decides to opt out of the state's lawsuit against opioid...

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Book review: 'Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World'

More than a parenting book, "Differently Wired" urges parents to become advocates everywhere for their exceptional children.

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The Latest: Hamas says it agrees to ceasefire in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local):2:00 a.m.Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering...

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Orthopedic company and physicians agree to settlement

Nine Southwest Orthopaedic specialists have agreed to pay $670,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations they...

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Lawsuit alleges secret meetings before Board of Health's Rx pot vote

The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma County by Green the Vote, was one of two against the Oklahoma State Department of Health related...

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Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state's program concede that...

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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...

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UK police say bottle was source of pair's Novichok poisoning

LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent said Friday that a...

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Judge: No class-action status for ex-NHLer concussion case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former...

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First lawsuit filed over Oklahoma medical marijuana

A pro-marijuana group claims five members of the state Board of Health violated open-government laws by meeting behind closed...

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Correction: Talc Powder-Cancer Lawsuit story

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story on July 12 about a jury ruling on claims that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder...

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Jefferson University offers medical marijuana grad programs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be offering graduate-level certificate programs in medical...

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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...

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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...

EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

NewsJul 8, 2018

Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must excavate much of the contamination soon to protect workers who are removing contaminants on the remainder of the property.

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Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis...

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Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in frequent contact with top officials of...

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Marijuana proponents file lawsuits over strict new rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Civil lawsuits have been filed in two Oklahoma counties accusing state health officials of improperly...

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Palestinians say teenager killed in Gaza border violence

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday that a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a...

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Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved Oklahoma's Medicaid program for a...

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Police: Nursing home workers duct-taped patient to chair

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida nursing home employees are charged with using duct tape to restrain and quiet a patient...

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State website for individuals with disabilities is back online

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services website is working again, Jody Harlan, the state agency's communications...

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British police say they think they have found bottle that was source of couple's nerve agent poisoning

LONDON (AP) — British police say they think they have found bottle that was source of couple's nerve agent poisoning.

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Correction: Two Dead-Carbon Monoxide story

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story July 11 about the death of a couple inside a garage, The Associated Press reported erroneously...

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Former Gov. Chris Christie joins drug recovery board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking on a new role in his efforts to help fight opioid...

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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the...

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FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities are alerting consumers to a new scam involving fake government warning letters sent...

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New York to allow medical marijuana as substitute to opioids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is now allowing anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead.The state's...

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Woman complaining of 'electric shock' in her legs had tapeworm in spine

When the 35-year-old woman arrived at a hospital in France, she told doctors it felt like electric shocks were running down her...

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Board broke tradition in setting Rx pot rules, author unknown

Two major changes to the state’s medical marijuana framework were authored, voted on and approved with no public knowledge of...

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Urgent care can come to in some situations

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Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion...

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'It keeps us safe': An NYC bathroom set up to stem overdoses

NEW YORK (AP) — At an unassuming storefront on a busy Brooklyn street, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to...

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Georgia GOP governor's debate focuses on secret recording

ATLANTA (AP) — During a tense debate between the two Republicans vying for Georgia governor, both candidates tried to make the...

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Illinois, Iowa officials look into rise in parasitic illness

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a...

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GOP candidates for Georgia governor ask 'Who can you trust?'

ATLANTA (AP) — During a tense debate between the two Republicans vying for Georgia governor, both candidates tried to make the...

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'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

ATLANTA (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella...

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The Latest: Jury awards nearly $4.7 billion in powder case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a St. Louis jury award in a lawsuit claiming asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused...

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Nurses at Vermont's largest medical center go on strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following...

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Medicare proposes to pay docs for analyzing texted photos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing photos texted by patients, one of several steps to keep...

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New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.It's...

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Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in eight states with high drug overdose death rates will pursue even seemingly small...

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FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that have led to...

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NFL, American Cancer Society award $3.2 million in grants

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society and awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to address...

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Florida gun, mental laws couldn't have stopped massacre

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz...

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States with laws still on the books that would ban abortion

President Donald Trump's appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the prospect that a new...

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Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

BOSTON (AP) — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to...

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UN official says N. Korea needs food, medicine, clean water

TOKYO (AP) — About 20 percent of North Korean children are stunted because of malnutrition, and half the children in rural...

Opinions differ on what medical marijuana regulations should include

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The medical marijuana election is over, but jousting continues over the shape of proposed regulations. Some would like to see major changes in the law before it takes effect. Others would like to see just minor tweaks and the adoption of...

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Factory worker gets caught in metal cutting machine, dies

SHARON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts factory worker has gotten caught in a machine that uses a laser to cut metal and has...

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The Latest: FIFA reports 0 doping cases in World Cup testing

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local):7:50 p.m.FIFA has reported no doping cases from almost...

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Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Josh Crist made the two-hour drive to the Iowa Capitol in April to celebrate Republican Gov. Kim...

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Japan police search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities on Thursday raided the apartment of a nurse who's in custody on suspicion of fatally...

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Nevada execution delayed indefinitely after ruling on drug

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state trying to execute its first inmate in 12 years using an untested combination of drugs is heading back...

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Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted killer who wants to die rather than spend his life in prison was about an hour from eating...

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The Latest: Attorney says inmate accepts execution delay

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the execution of twice-convicted killer in Nevada (all times local):5:10 p.m.His lawyer says the...

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Docs back DeWine after he commits to keep Medicaid expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest organization of doctors backed Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor Wednesday after...

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Fallin signs emergency rules, infuriates marijuana advocates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed into place strict emergency rules for medical marijuana that...

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Olympic medalist Kikkan Randall announces cancer diagnosis

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.The 35-year-old...

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With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their soccer...

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Topeka Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe; another expected soon

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo is welcoming a newborn giraffe.Abi, one of two pregnant giraffes at the zoo, gave birth...

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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to...

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Daily dose of national anthem in hospitals stuns Egyptians

CAIRO (AP) — A decision by Egypt's new health minister to have intercoms in state hospitals play the national anthem every...

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Dispensaries must hire pharmacists

The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries...

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Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable...

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Pfizer reorganizes to handle aging consumers and patents

NEW YORK (AP) — The drugmaker Pfizer, facing an aging population and shifting risks from the loss of patents, is reshaping its...

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UK police say they've spoken to surviving nerve-agent victim

LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday they have spoken briefly to the surviving victim of a nerve-agent poisoning in...

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Oklahoma Medicaid plans offer solution for costly prescription drugs

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Health official says boys rescued from flooded cave lost weight but had water during ordeal and are in good health

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Health official says boys rescued from flooded cave lost weight but had water during ordeal and are in...

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The Latest: Australian medic, last to leave cave, loses dad

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times...

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The Latest: US judge calls for shortening wait for families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court deadline for the Trump administration to reunify parents and children separated at the...

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Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has...

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Trump says drug maker Pfizer 'rolling back price hikes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients...

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Southwest Airlines says it will stop serving peanuts

The carrier says it is ditching the snack to protect passengers with peanut allergies.

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The Latest: Judge sets Wednesday hearing on execution drug

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the planned execution of a Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection...

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Oklahoma fast-tracking medical marijuana, but with pushback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma pushed ahead with emergency rules Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking operations of the medical...

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Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for an art gallery owner asked Connecticut authorities on Tuesday to drop charges against him...

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Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S....

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Trapped Thai boys being closely watched for health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — The 12 youth soccer teammates who were trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than two weeks are finally out,...

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Official: Florida shooting suspect's mom let him buy gun

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn't let...

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Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has...

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State lawmaker suffers serious burns at his farm in Maine

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a state lawmaker suffered serious burns while using gasoline to start a brush fire at...

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Algae, seaweed discolor Florida waters and beaches

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Tourism, fishing and public health are being threatened by contaminants discoloring stretches of beaches at...

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At some colleges, no need to be separated from a beloved pet

Leaving for college involves some difficult changes, and one of them can be separation from a beloved pet."If an animal is part...

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The Latest: Florida shooting suspect given threat assessment

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a commission investigating the February massacre at a Florida high school (all times...

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Planned Parenthood closes Indiana center, citing harassment

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has closed its health center in Indiana's second-largest city, blaming what it...

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Judge says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer causes cancer but experts can make that claim at trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer causes cancer but experts can make that claim at...

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Restaurant closed after 39 cases of suspected salmonella

NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts restaurant has been shut down until further notice after nearly 40 people reported...

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Hero or Villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Republicans tell it, Brett Kavanaugh is a skilled and well-respected judge who reveres the...

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Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer, 79, released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland has been released from a Washington hospital, where he was treated...

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Condition of man hospitalized in poisoning improves

LONDON (AP) — Hospital officials say they've seen an improvement in a man poisoned in a nerve agent attack in southwestern...

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Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from...

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Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a...

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You never outgrow the need for vaccines

Although you may associate them with childhood, vaccines remain important at any age.“Vaccinations are an important part of...

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Is yawning really contagious?

Adam's Journal This week, we have a question from a reader: Dear Dr. Prescott, Why do people yawn when they see another person...

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Chinese foreign ministry confirms Nobel widow Liu Xia has departed for Germany, says she left for medical treatment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese foreign ministry confirms Nobel widow Liu Xia has departed for Germany, says she left for medical...

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Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of...

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The Latest: More support flows from Capitol Hill to Jordan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former Ohio State team doctor accused of sexually abusing athletes (all times...

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Sarkisian loses $30M lawsuit against USC over firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly...

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Couple who prayed for healing plead guilty in baby's death

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer and anointing the...

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Woman on oxygen dies after power is shut off

A New Jersey grandmother who depended on an electric-powered oxygen tank to breathe died hours after power was cut off to her...

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First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that...

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Settlement in Colgate-Palmolive baby powder lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement has been reached between Colgate-Palmolive and a Southern California man who claimed in a...

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News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the...

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Court: Kansas did not violate transgender inmate's rights

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court says Kansas prison officials aren't deliberately indifferent to a transgender...

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Maryland governor signs federal all-payer health contract

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a contract with the federal government on Monday to enact the state's...

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Proposals would ban sale of smokeable products

A coalition of medical groups, including several that opposed the ballot question that legalized medical marijuana in Oklahoma,...

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Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits...

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Doctors, pharmacists propose ban on smoking medical pot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of medical professionals that opposed a medical marijuana state question approved by voters last...

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Doctors, pharmacists propose ban on smoking medical pot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of medical professionals that opposed a medical marijuana state question approved by voters last...

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Canada health official: Decriminalize all drugs

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Toronto's top public health official is calling for the decriminalization of all drugs as a way to curb...

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Oklahoma expects more smokers to get help amid cigarette tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public health advocates expect more Oklahoma residents to try quitting smoking as they face the state's...

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Understanding spinal stenosis: More than a pain in the back

It’s that creeping pain in your neck. Spinal stenosis pain causes both local symptoms, as well as radiating symptoms that...

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Chinese exporters scramble to cope with US tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged...

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UK police cite 'high dose' in nerve agent death

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the...

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The Latest: British police say victims handled poison vessel

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the deadly nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local):2:45...

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A neighbor's word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than a decade ago, Ismail Saleh says, a neighbor wanted to marry one of Saleh's cousins. Following the...

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British police say they believe the latest victims of Novichok poisoning must have handled the material's container

LONDON (AP) — British police say they believe the latest victims of Novichok poisoning must have handled the material's container.

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'Ahead of the curve'

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University of Michigan must give student live hearing in sex assault case, court rules

ANN ARBOR, MI - A federal judge has ordered that the University of Michigan allow a live hearing for a student accused of...

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Is the end nigh?: new blood tests can reveal your life expectancy

It could be just the thing for those who need a nudge to start ticking items off their bucket list; scientists have developed a...

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Top Shiite cleric leaves Bahrain for treatment in Britain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Shiite cleric and opposition figure in Bahrain has left the island kingdom for medical...

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A look in Iraq's courtrooms where IS suspects are tried

BAGHDAD (AP) — Over three days in late May, the presiding judge of the counterterrorism court in Baghdad heard an average of...

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After rescue, focus shifts to health

As the first members of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued Sunday, the focus begins to shift to...

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Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies

LONDON (AP) — A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after...

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Medical industry pushes for THC limits on medical marijuana

Although a large majority of public comments about State Question 788 urged the Oklahoma State Department of Health not to...

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The Latest: Woman poisoned with nerve agent in England dies

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the nerve agent poisonings in England (all times local):9:50 p.m.British police say a woman who was...

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UK police say woman poisoned with nerve agent in southern England has died

LONDON (AP) — UK police say woman poisoned with nerve agent in southern England has died.

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Correction: Idaho Governor-Native American Candidate story

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story July 7 about an Idaho gubernatorial candidate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the...

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Utah's state-funded study of pot's effects on pain delayed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A $500,000 state-funded study, designed to gauge marijuana's impact on pain, has been delayed so many...

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New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico in 1943 to...

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Advocates: Don't let rape kit backlog deter being tested

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Advocates for women in Oklahoma say a recent focus on untested rape kits in the state shouldn't deter...

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Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker...

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Increased Oklahoma cigarette tax is an opportunity for change, researcher says

A smoking habit got quite a bit more expensive for Oklahomans on Monday, and public health advocates are trying to make the...

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Oklahoma health notes for July 8

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Care staff can help curb bullying, but many seniors don't report abuse

Nursing homes, senior centers and housing complexes for the elderly have introduced programs, training and policies aimed at...

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Seniors can become easy targets for bullying

Bullying involves 10 to 20 percent of all seniors living in long-term care facilities.

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From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She...

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Executive Q&A with Jay Johnson: Duncan hospital CEO returns home to provide utmost care to area families

Executive Q&A with Jay Johnson: Duncan hospital CEO returns home to provide utmost care to area families

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British police continue hunt for poison used against ex-spy

LONDON (AP) — Authorities conducted extensive forensic tests Saturday looking for the source of a nerve agent that sickened two...

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Family of Ohio State doctor says it's cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it...

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Florida boy, 8, recovering after venomous snake bite in yard

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a venomous snake on Independence...

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2 sets of hikers rescued from White Mountains

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Two sets of hikers had to be rescued from the White Mountains because they were unprepared for the...

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Oklahoma advocates want amendment on medical marijuana

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — Activists in Oklahoma are looking to entrench the right to use marijuana in the state's constitution by...

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Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country's top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his...

In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

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As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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OKC seeks volunteers for lead and copper testing in homes

The Oklahoma City Utilities Department is offering free lead and copper testing for water customers who have lead water service...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center students volunteer at camp first aid station

Students enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Practical Nursing program each contributed their time at a day camp's...

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Southern California hit by record-breaking heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California sizzled Friday in record-breaking heat from the desert to the sea, with widespread...

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The Latest: Temperature hits 108 in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's heat wave (all times local):6:50 p.m.The National Weather Service says...

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Ex-athletes say Ohio State doc groped, ogled men for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes...

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GOP governor cuts health care to take anti-abortion stand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster removed $16 million for health care from the state budget, saying...

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John Ochsner, renowned cardiac surgeon, dead at 91

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Lockwood Ochsner — a world-renowned cardiac surgeon — died Friday at age 91, Ochsner Health Systems in...

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Deadline to reunite immigrant families rapidly approaching

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, the Trump administration began a "zero tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught...

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Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After battling for more than four years to keep a comatose daughter declared brain dead from being...

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Sanders: Nurses' contract negotiation is about priorities

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders threw his support behind University of Vermont Medical Center nurses ahead of...

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No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused at Cherokee hospital

Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing...

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The Latest: Planned Parenthood: Veto hurts family planning

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina governor's anti-abortion budget veto (all times local):4:30 p.m.Planned...

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Advocates: Dental care denied wrongly after Medicaid cuts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some children and pregnant women in Kentucky have wrongly been denied access to dental care since the...

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In Supreme Court fight, Dems target 2 GOP Senate moderates

WASHINGTON (AP) — By themselves, Democrats can't stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump's...

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Indiana sees increase in abortions for first time since 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana increased last year for the first time since 2009, a state...

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The Latest: Funeral starts for girl declared dead twice

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on funeral for a Northern California girl at center of brain death debate (all times...

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No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused

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UN: June saw "exceptional" rate of deaths in sea off Libya

ROME (AP) — Roughly one of every six migrants who set out in traffickers' unseaworthy boats from Libya perished at sea last...

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For ankle bone spurs, therapy or surgery?

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Potential mumps illness feared after exposure at event

Tens of thousands of people were exposed to mumps when they attended the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National...

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UK police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

AMESBURY, England (AP) — British police scoured sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England on Friday, searching...

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In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At a small home with a leaking tin roof near Venezuela's capital, Johandrys Colls proudly shows off...

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The Latest: Migrants reaching Spain by sea up 120 percent

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):2:50 p.m.The Spanish government reports...

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Elvis Costello cancels tour dates after cancer surgery

LONDON (AP) — Elvis Costello has canceled the rest of his European summer tour after undergoing surgery for a "small but very...

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The Latest: German government says death penalty cruel

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the executions of seven doomsday cult members in Japan (all times local):8:40 p.m.The German...

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Records: Veterans Affairs loses $1M in medical equipment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inventory records show Veterans Affairs medical facilities across Ohio have lost track of more than $1.1...

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German pharmacist gets 12 years for diluting cancer drugs

BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany has sentenced a pharmacist to 12 years in prison for diluting cancer drugs on a...

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Fake gynecologist and sex offender sent to Australian prison

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A fake gynecologist who never attended medical school but passed himself off as an infertility...

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Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20,...

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Mom of boy abandoned at Los Angeles train station in custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother who abandoned her 7-year-old son at a bustling train station in downtown Los Angeles was arrested...

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Buddhist meditation may calm team trapped in Thai cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — At a gilded temple in Thailand's mountainous north, Ekapol Chanthawong honed a skill that will serve...

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Unsealed lawsuit: Opioid firm placed profits over people

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee's attorney general says the maker of the world's top-selling...

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

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A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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Max Holloway's health scare underlines MMA's inherent risks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of...

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Man convicted of killing woman ends 79-day hunger strike

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally poisoning his ex-girlfriend has ended his 79-day hunger strike.The...

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The Latest: UK nerve-agent victims handled contaminated item

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the second case of nerve agent poisoning in England (all times local):6 p.m.British police have...

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New York agency to protect disabled vows more transparency

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in...

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Oversight panel shuts down Laura Dester shelter

Backed by a federal court order, an oversight panel has silenced Laura Dester's four cottages that once echoed with laughter...

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Illegal pot shops disrupt California's budding legal market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A slight marijuana smell wafted out as a steady stream of customers walked into a warehouse, its doors and...

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Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 7-month-old boy has become the first person to die in the measles outbreak that has hit Manaus, capital...

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Evacuation order lifted after 'inadvertent' TB release

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore firefighters on Thursday cleared people out of two medical research buildings due to tuberculosis...

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The Latest: Victim's mother at hate-crime suspect's hearing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a man charged with hate crimes in a deadly attack on protesters...

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Markets Right Now: Tech, health care lead gains for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Technology and health care companies...

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UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning

AMESBURY, England (AP) — In this normally pleasant town of 10,000 residents a stone's throw from the mysterious Stonehenge...

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Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study provides fresh evidence that the first dogs of North America all but disappeared after the arrival...

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AP Explains: Novichok nerve agent that sickened UK couple

MOSCOW (AP) — Novichok, a lethal nerve agent that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in March and recently...

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The Latest: Government will meet court deadlines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his calls to fix the immigration system (all times local):12:50...