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  • new storyCharges pending in double-fatal crash near Toppenish 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:15 am

    TOPPENISH, Washington - Depending on blood test results, Washington State Patrol says the Wapato driver involved in a fatal crash near Toppenish could face criminal charges.

  • new storySouth Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:23 am

    CARROLLTON, Georgia - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.

  • Winona copes with loss of only full-service grocery 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:06 am

    WINONA, Mississippi - The Mississippi town of Winona is coping with the loss of its only grocery store.

  • 6 University of Missouri students confirmed with mumps 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:06 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Lab results have confirmed that six University of Missouri students came down with the mumps, while a seventh suspected case came back negative.

  • Wildlife officials ask for reports of dead sage grouse 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:05 am

    CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming wildlife officials are asking the public to report dead sage grouse so they can be tested for West Nile virus.

  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:08 am

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state has 73 known mumps cases right now and more than two-thirds are in Champaign County.

  • Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:08 am

    MARION, Illinois - Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.

  • Health Department issues advisory about Hepatitis C increase 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:34 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Health wants residents to become more aware of Hepatitis C, saying the rate of acute cases in the state has more than tripled in the last seven years.

  • Correction: Smoltz-Tommy John Surgery story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:15 pm

    In a story July 2 about John Smoltz's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he would be the first player enshrined into the Hall following Tommy John surgery. Smoltz is the first pitcher to enter the Hall who had the operation.

  • Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.

  • House backs bill to help vets who've suffered sexual assault 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform would get help more easily from the Department of Veterans Affairs under a bill approved Monday by the House.

  • Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh has brain tumor removed 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:28 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh underwent brain surgery Monday for removal of a benign tumor, and her husband said her prognosis for recovery is good.

  • Banks' estranged wife says he had dementia when signing will 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:23 pm

    CHICAGO - A court filing by the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks contends the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia days before he signed a will benefiting his caretaker.

  • Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:04 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.

  • FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:48 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Rhode Island health officials warn of suspected measles case 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:22 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning of a suspected case of measles in an infant from Barrington, but says there is no public health threat because everyone who came into contact with the child has been treated.

  • Hundreds get buzz cut to support 5-year-old boy with cancer 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 pm

    MONTICELLO, Iowa - Hundreds of people volunteered this weekend to have their heads shaved in an effort to set a world record and show their support for a 5-year-old boy who lost his own hair during treatment for cancer.

  • Several dogs survive southern Illinois house explosion 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:05 pm

    CASEYVILLE, Illinois - Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been rescued from the rubble.

  • Study sees positive gains from 2012 prescription drug law 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:02 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Prescriptions for painkillers and doctor-shopping by pill seekers have decreased since Kentucky passed legislation targeting prescription drug abuse, according to a University of Kentucky study.

  • 2nd West Nile case of 2015 reported in Mississippi 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:07 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Health officials in Mississippi say the state's second West Nile virus case for 2015 has been reported in Adams County.

  • Insanity defense weighed for mom charged with killing kids 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:34 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Attorneys for a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines say they are considering an insanity defense.

  • DEQ lowers standard for E. coli in small Wyoming streams 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:06 pm

    JACKSON, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has reclassified small streams throughout the state to allow higher levels of E. coli bacteria.

  • Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 12:22 pm

    LONDON - A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute.