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Oklahoma researcher seeking way to improve flu vaccine

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist, Dr. Jose Alberola-Ila, received a five-year grant from the National...

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Want to start a specialized medical center? It helps to have a philanthropist patient

The 10-year lead-up reflects the difficulty of starting such a specialized enterprise, which isn’t expected to turn a profit.

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Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in slush fund, grand jury reports

The Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in a "slush fund" that allowed it to spend beyond its...

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Health care CEOs lead the way in pay

The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the...

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Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread beyond two areas in south India, officials said, but they have...

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AP Explains: What to look for in Irish abortion referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion laws. The referendum...

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Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

NEW YORK (AP) — There's usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other...

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Discharged and jobless: Veterans seek change in hiring rules

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can't get jobs, and...

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FDA reverses its stance on a common painkiller used by teething toddlers

The regulatory agency warned that the painkiller may cause dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood.

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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

Enough Seattle residents are now taking oxycodone for the chemicals they excrete to register in shellfish out in Puget Sound.

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Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's...

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Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long...

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Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim...

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Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a...

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Tommy Chong reflects on pot's evolution as he turns 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping...

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Business Highlights

___Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto partsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring whether...

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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available...

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St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken...

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Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells...

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Group submits signatures for Oklahoma optometry question

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group supported by Walmart seeking a public vote on whether to allow optometrists to operate inside...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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Kosovo court imprisons 2 over illegal organ harvesting

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Thursday imprisoned two ethnic Albanians for involvement in organ harvesting.The...

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China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and...

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Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

DUBLIN (AP) — An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on...

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Kremlin doubts ex-spy's daughter's statement on poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Thursday it doubts that Yulia Skripal has issued a statement of her own free will after her...

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Sakari Orava, the doctor that heals World Cup stars

PARIS (AP) — Sakari Orava is among the very few Finnish citizens to own a Champions League's gold medal.He didn't win it on the...

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Daily Q&A with Gary Larson: Peer reviews, other follow-up can help when insurance for cancer treatment is denied

Daily Q&A with Gary Larson: Peer reviews, other follow-up can help when insurance for cancer treatment is denied

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South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm...

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Trump's funding ban leads to more abortions

US President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding international family planning programs that provide abortion services has...

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No stay of ruling that tossed California assisted-death law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday refused to block a court decision that said a California law allowing...

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Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an...

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Nurse who sued hospital for retaliation awarded $28 million

BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black...

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Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker...

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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. HOW TRUMP IS...

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Global Noble Gas Market Analysis, Growth, Trends & Forecast 2018-2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--The "Global Noble Gas Market - Segmented by Type and Application - Growth, Trends, and...

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Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 20The Japan News questions if French President Emmanuel...

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After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns.Gun-control advocates...

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FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a...

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E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company...

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too...

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US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State...

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The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (all...

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With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American...

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Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has...

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US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will "take the...

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Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones — a...

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Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning.

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2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later...

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Former UNC star Phil Ford has surgery for prostate cancer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.Team spokesman...

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Mike Pence's wife: Pences praying for ex-Indiana first lady

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's wife says she and her husband are praying for former Indiana first lady Susan...

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In the addiction battle, is forced rehab the solution?

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The last thing Lizabeth Loud wanted, a month from giving birth, was to be forced into treatment for her...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Rare bat virus kills at least 10 in India as officials scramble to control outbreak

Health officials in India are on high alert for a rare virus spread by fruit bats that can cause flu-like symptoms and has...

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Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was...

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Jets' Donahue says 30-day stay in rehab was 'life-changing'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dylan Donahue feels fortunate to have a second chance.At football. And, most of all, at life.The New...

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Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in...

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AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday.No, he's not planning another comeback.He's got a bigger goal to...

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EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection...

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Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soaring numbers of water systems around the country are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals...

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Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as...

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Former Indiana first lady has surgery to remove brain tumor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh had surgery Tuesday to remove a malignant brain tumor, her family...

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Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a...

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California moves to defend law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss...

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Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of...

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Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her...

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Bear researcher in 'dream job' attacked by grizzly

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in a Montana...

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Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a...

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Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances.Money was already...

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Rams' Kelly pleads guilty, charge could be dropped in a year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams sixth-round draft pick John Kelly has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay court costs but...

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Michael Jackson gravity-defying dance move

One of Michael Jackson's most spectacular dance moves is not biomechanically feasible, according to doctors. So how did he do it?

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Lawsuit: Tulsa deputies didn't help man before killing him

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Relatives say Tulsa sheriff's deputies "did nothing" to help a man who was suffering a psychotic episode...

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OSU's James Vilade tying together special needs, baseball communities

In 2014, Vilade founded the Keeper of The Game Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to supporting children with special needs and...

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US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump's all-out push to dismantle...

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The Latest: R. Kelly team has no comment on woman's lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses singer R. Kelly of sexual battery (all times local):11:45 a.m.The...

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The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times...

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NFL helmet maker helping curb soldiers' head injuries

The creator of the innovative football helmet that performed best in NFL testing the last two years is taking its...

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Dying Indian nurse: "Take care of our children"

NEW DELHI (AP) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 22

Oklahoma health notes for May 22

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Plogging is a light run with big impact on litter

Plogging is a combination of jogging and "plocka upp," the Swedish term for pickup.

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New shingles vaccine provides better protection for seniors

If you’re 50 or older, there’s a new shingles vaccine on the market that’s far superior to the older vaccine, so now is a great...

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Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace

The average person may have a metabolism that is not agile. If you are not metabolically flexible, you have a tough time...

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Make physical activity a family priority

Decades of research have (repeatedly) shown that adults who are physically fit have a decreased risk of developing chronic...

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More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggests

Researchers found that in 2005, only 27 percent of men under 65 chose to forego immediate therapy and instead signed up for...

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Gesture offers reassurance when a separation of some kind lies ahead

Gesture offers reassurance when a separation of some kind lies ahead.

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Can you be too old to donate blood?

When do you become too old to donate blood and why does blood donation become dangerous?

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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Morning birds may live longer than night owls

What can you do if you're a night owl? Make changes to your environment and even your genetic predisposition!

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Purported mother of poisoned Russian spy speaks out

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state TV has interviewed a woman it claims to be the mother of a former Russian spy poisoned in...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the...

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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that...

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Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family and then drove his sport...

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Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to...

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Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's...

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Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts —...

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USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who...

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The Latest: Official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on question claims made by a high-level State University of New York official (all times...

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Emergency workers file lawsuit alleging discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York's emergency medical services say in a lawsuit that women and non-white members are...

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Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful...

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How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity

For years, a drug rehab program in North Carolina sent people with addictions to work for free as caregivers for elderly and...

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Romanian children sickened after eating school sandwiches

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say at least two dozen children were taken to a hospital after they possibly...

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Pastor: Man accused in car attack that killed 2 in his family had severe depression and anxiety, sought psychiatric care

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Pastor: Man accused in car attack that killed 2 in his family had severe depression and anxiety,...

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Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses...

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Dispute on eye drop size fails to catch Supreme Court's eye

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute about the size of eye drops has failed to catch the eye of the Supreme Court.Drug companies...

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Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts —...

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Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

NEW DELHI (AP) — A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams...

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New Jersey police officer performs C-section to deliver fawn

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in New Jersey performed an emergency cesarean section to deliver a fawn after...

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Regular exams can help save your life

Many times people often put off going to the doctor because they fear the worst or they may think, “I’m fine so why bother?”...

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NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as...

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A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a...

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Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly

GENEVA (AP) — Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health...

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Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city...

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Oklahoma nursing homes relieved as state looks for more inspectors

Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 20

Oklahoma health notes for May 20

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Twins put Mauer on DL with concussion symptoms, Cave debuts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins lost a key member of their batting order Saturday as first baseman Joe Mauer was placed...

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Lawyers in death-penalty case seek answers on mental fitness

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a Muslim teenager last year say...

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Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization...

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Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen...

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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million...

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How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million.

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The Latest: Windsor Castle sees final prep for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on royal wedding preparations (all times local):9 p.m.Final preparations were being made...

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The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in Havana (all times local):8:15 p.m.Cuban state media say Communist Party leader...

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Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for...

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Lovato has concert activities for mental health awareness

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — On Demi Lovato's latest U.S. tour, she opened each show with "You Don't Do It For Me Anymore," an ode to...

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San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin...

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Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A...

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Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll...

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Cubs activate Heyward from DL, option Rosario

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the seven-day concussion disabled list before their...

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Governor struck while biking says helmet saved his life

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage revealed Friday that he was stuck by a vehicle while biking in Florida last fall...

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Woman admits having deadly toxin ricin at retirement home

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman accused of manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin and testing it on fellow residents...

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Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to...

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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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Nicolas Cage donates $10K to fight rare brain cancer

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi girl who died of rare brain cancer has inspired her parents and actor Nicolas Cage to...

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After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

LONDON (AP) — Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola...

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Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential environmental damages in the Bay...

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Waffle House suspect denies having mental health issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House denies that he is suffering from...

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Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital more than two months after he was...

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Agencies to meet to develop framework should voters legalize medical marijuana

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is hosting a meeting on Tuesday to talk about how to implement State Question 788...

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The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local):3:35 p.m.The World Health Organization says...

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Correction: Congo-Ebola story

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a story May 18 about Ebola in Congo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that this was the...

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Risk to public health escalated to 'very high' after third Ebola case confirmed: WHO

A third confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led the World Health Organisation to...

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UK hospital says ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged, more than 2 months after poisoning with nerve agent

LONDON (AP) — UK hospital says ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged, more than 2 months after poisoning with nerve agent.

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Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning...

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Key recommendations from Health Department investigation

From the multicounty grand jury report: • Take back $30 million from Health Department to pay for investigative audits at other...

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It's safe to eat romaine lettuce, CDC says

It’s finally safe to eat romaine lettuce again.

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Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park —...

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Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local):4:35...

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US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.The Food and Drug...

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No indictments in Oklahoma Health Department investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Financial operations at the Oklahoma State Department of the Health were so badly bungled that nearly 200...

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Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of...

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New drug offers hope to millions with severe migraines

The first medicine designed to prevent migraines was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, ushering in what...

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Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government approved a $10 billion deal Thursday to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

Business5 days ago

After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congot (all times local):11:45 p.m.Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new...

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Congo health ministry announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases, 2 deaths in suspected cases amid outbreak in northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo health ministry announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases, 2 deaths in suspected cases amid outbreak...

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Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the...

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The Latest: House votes to leave US sugar program alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the farm bill (all times local):6:10 p.m.The House has voted decisively to leave the...

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Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and storing human fat in plastic bags can...

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FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government...

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Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, said Thursday that opioid abuse occurs nationwide, but only a...

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IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly every indicator suggested Will Power was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after his car hit a...

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Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on...

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US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flight

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to...

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Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming....

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Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A baby girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in a...

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EU takes 6 member states to court over air quality

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air...

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AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed...

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US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to...

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Mayor says NJ school bus crash scene 'horrific'

Mount Olive, New Jersey, Mayor Rob Greenbaum says the scene where a school bus and dump truck were involved in an accident...

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Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has...

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2 plead not guilty after woman wandered from home and died

OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — Two employees of an Ohio nursing home where a woman died after wandering outdoors on a frigid winter night...

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Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity...

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Hospice seeks student volunteers to provide comfort to patients, family

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to...

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Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, a worrying development in the country's northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, a worrying development in the country's northwest.

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Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains...

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Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to...

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Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help...

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Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the...

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House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health...

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Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of...

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FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting...

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Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday became the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription...

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Ohio city's last abortion clinic gets license, can resume

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most...

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Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 172 sick in 32 states

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in...

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State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying...

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Family sues police over stun gun death of mentally ill man

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee-area police officers used a stun gun on him has...

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Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close broadly higher

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

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Appeals court refuses to toss Planned Parenthood video suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says...

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The Latest: California to appeal ruling on life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's law allowing life-ending drugs (all times local):10:35 a.m.California's...

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Congo's health ministry says doses of Ebola vaccine arrive

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in Congo's capital amid the latest...

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law...

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UK central banker apologizes for 'menopausal' remark

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's top central bankers apologized Wednesday for saying the British economy is entering a...

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Watchdog: Chlorine used in Syrian town of Saraqeb

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that chlorine was likely used as a...

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Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance

Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance Q: Why do small employers struggle to offer...

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Oklahoma multicounty grand jury hears from former health commissioner

Grand jury could issue report on its findings Thursday.

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Judge overturns California's doctor-assisted suicide law

LOS ANGELES — A state judge overturned California's doctor-assisted suicide law on Tuesday, saying the legislation opening the...

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Do you hear 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'?

Similar to the "Great Dress Debate of 2015," a computerized recording of two seemingly unrelated words is tearing the internet...

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Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the...

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California military base psychologist accused of rape

A clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress has been charged with raping female service...

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A's Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in return

BOSTON (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat on Tuesday night after returning from...

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The Latest: Israeli military sends aid to Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):10:25 p.m.Israel says the military has...

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Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover from a...

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Maryland bans 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from...

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20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty attorneys general voiced their support Tuesday for lawsuits challenging Trump administration rule...

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Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit challenging the nation's most restrictive abortion law was filed Tuesday in Iowa, a state...

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6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug...

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Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed...

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Business, medical leaders join medical pot opposition group

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition that includes law enforcement, prosecutors and members of the business and medical community...

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The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's hospital stay following treatment for a benign kidney condition (all times...

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Markets Right Now: Tech leads stocks lower; bond yields rise

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

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The Latest: Markle's dad still hopes to attend royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. (all times local):5...

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More US adults try vaping but current use is down, data show

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a...

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AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number...

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Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that's frequently an illusion....

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How the AP-NORC poll on long-term care was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll was conducted March 13 to April 5 by NORC at the University...

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Dr. Oz column: Avoiding illness on a long flight

Q: My friend recently came back from visiting family overseas. A day later, she became really sick and ended up in the...

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Ask the Doctors: Soaking in a hot bath may offer benefits similar to exercise

Dear Doctor: Can a hot bath really burn as many calories as a brisk walk? If so, give me the hot bath any day! Dear Reader: For...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Savvy Senior: How to find great volunteer vacations

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are approaching retirement and are interested in learning more about volunteer vacations....

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Oklahoma researchers solve a genetic mystery — and help save a teen's life

A rambunctious kid with big brown eyes, Xander Auld liked to crack jokes and goof around with his friends. He loved sports and...

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OKC nonprofit to present elder abuse symposium

Elder abuse expert Paul Greenwood will speak on prevention and prosecution of elder abuse cases during the Sonya L. Patterson...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 15

Oklahoma health notes for May 15

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Why I wore a Wonder Woman costume — then my wedding dress — to chemo

When breast cancer landed on my doorstep, so did mail. Daily, we were flooded with boxes and envelopes from friends, family and...

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Ohio State researchers find new pig virus could threaten humans

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a...

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The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times...

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Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and...

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The Latest: Pence says Mrs. Trump's procedure 'long-planned'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local):8 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence says the medical...

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Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump underwent a "successful" procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and was...

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Police say children taken from California home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police say children taken from California home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises.

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Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery for cancer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center...

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Tigers put Candelario on DL with wrist issue

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have put third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist...

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Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed after early rally fades

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on...

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Lawsuit accuses AT&T Mobility of pregnancy discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile...

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UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from...

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White House: Melania Trump hospitalized after procedure to treat a benign kidney condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Melania Trump hospitalized after procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

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Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat...

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Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to Alfie Evans, the British toddler whose parents...

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Iowa baby struck by softball may have suffered brain damage

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Doctors say an infant may have suffered brain damage when struck by an overthrown softball at her...

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French women criticize proposed sexual violence bill

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Monday started debating a law to fight sexual and gender-based violence — a...

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Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine...

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4 suffer minor injuries on Dallas-bound Southwest flight

DALLAS (AP) — Some passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver suffered minor injuries when the plane appeared to...

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Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being...

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Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with...

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How do you know which hospital is best? It's complicated

Hospital rankings can produce significantly different results. Three major sources only agreed in rating one of 10 hospitals in...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 13

Oklahoma health notes for May 13

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What could put a young woman on a ventilator 13 times?

Casandra Beeson has what’s known as a Chiari malformation. It pushes the part of the brain that controls balance out of the...

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became...

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became...

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Patients, health care workers call for affordable insulin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.The Boston chapter of the...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Bloomberg warns of 'epidemic of dishonesty'

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or...

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Ireland's leader apologizes for cervical cancer scandal

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's leader has apologized for a scandal over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests and has pledged an...

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Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical...

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Food handler’s certification class scheduled for Thursday

A food handler’s certification course is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave. NE,...

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Speakers to address equipping parents, child addiction

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

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The Latest: Trump declares disaster for Hawaii eruption

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaii volcano eruption (all times local):4:30 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige says President...

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Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, would mostly spare...

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The Latest: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to reduce drug prices (all times local):7:50 p.m.President Donald...

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Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume...

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S&P 500 index has its best weekly gain since early March

U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher Friday as the market closed out its biggest weekly gain since March.Drug makers and...

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Democrats decry Trump plan to cut $15B in unused funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are criticizing Republicans for rushing to vote on President Donald Trump's plan to roll back...

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Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccines will be shipped as quickly as possible to Congo as the number of suspected cases in the...

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AP Interview: Food agency head hopes talks help N. Koreans

BEIJING (AP) — A peace agreement with North Korea will go far toward easing the impoverished nation's chronic food security...

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Nearly everyone hates, but is it our fault?

Hate often comes in the form of unconscious bias, influenced by society. Sally Kohn, CNN contributor and author of "The...

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Millions' worth of heroin, meth seized in traffic stop

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it has seized millions of dollars' worth of heroin and methamphetamine...

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Queen's husband makes 1st public appearance since surgery

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has made his first public appearance since leaving the hospital after...

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Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia's Mahathir doesn't think so

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theaters and Adolf Hitler...

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Asian shares rally as modest inflation eases rate hike fears

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation...

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In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of...

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'Shouting into the void': Miscarriages color mom-to-be's art

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Artist Ashley MacLure's world is filled with fairies, young girls riding giant moths — and anguished,...

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Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

ROME (AP) — Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally...

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Smithsonian museum to install Henrietta Lacks portrait

WASHINGTON (AP) — A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking...

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Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price considers himself a gamer — both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time.A...

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Potential new cure found for baldness

The lead researcher says the discovery could "make a real difference to people".

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Use an EpiPen? FDA notes some shortages of injector used to treat allergies, bug bites

EpiPens, used to treat people with health-threatening food allergies or insect bites, are in short supply in some areas, the...

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San Francisco's many free syringes are littering its streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are...

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APNewsBreak: Top executive out at medical marijuana company

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chief executive of one of Minnesota's two medical marijuana manufacturers has left the company after...

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Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New rap videos aimed at Los Angeles-area teens show a common high school scene: Young people hanging out at...

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Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak in northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared...

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Serious illness sidelines police cat, another sought

TROY, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department says a cat set to be deputized for therapeutic purposes and public...

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CORRECTS: Congo's health ministry announces first suspected Ebola death since new outbreak, 9 people with symptoms

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — CORRECTS: Congo's health ministry announces first suspected Ebola death since new outbreak, 9 people...

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Sick pelicans mysteriously showing up in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of sick and dying brown pelicans has surged for unknown reasons along the Southern California...

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California counties sue drug makers over opioid epidemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of California counties are suing drug makers and pharmacy chains that officials say created a...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against 'Dr. Drai'

Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai.Dre, the rap mogul and record producer whose real name is Andre Young,...

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Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they've recently recommended medical marijuana...

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Child at Massachusetts daycare diagnosed with typhoid fever

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts child care center has shut down temporarily after a child was diagnosed with typhoid...

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Judge overseeing opioid suits seeks steps to address crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions...

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Nurse charged in death of ex-national security adviser H.R. McMaster's father at Philadelphia senior care facility

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nurse charged in death of ex-national security adviser H.R. McMaster's father at Philadelphia senior care...

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Wife: Drowned veteran struggled with post-traumatic stress

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A military veteran who drowned in the Mississippi River after being rejected for treatment at a...

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Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended...

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Action 'shortly' on solvent after Pruitt and families meet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is promising quick action on new restrictions for a widely sold solvent...

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Tobacco Smoke Residue Can Become Airborne Again Indoors

You might be breathing chemical residue from tobacco smoke in indoor spaces where no one has smoked for years. This was the...

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LEADING OFF: Yanks go for sweep; Price to rejoin Red Sox

A look at what's happening around the majors today:___HOME COOKINGCC Sabathia (2-0, 1.39 ERA) and the rolling New York Yankees...

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California, Florida stem cell clinics target of US lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem...

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Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after numbness

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was diagnosed Wednesday with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice...

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Missouri woman pleads guilty in blind, autistic son's death

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to letting her blind, autistic son die in a southwestern Missouri...

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Bird to begin rehab assignment with Class A Tampa

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Bird is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with the New York Yankees' Class A affiliate in Tampa as...

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Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for...

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'Ode to Joy': 104-year-old sings cheerily on eve of suicide

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian man who plans to end his life in Switzerland on Thursday cheerily sang a...

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Piscotty felt 'mom was with me' during his return to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wherever he went on the field, Stephen Piscotty felt his mother's presence.Two days after Gretchen...

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Man United says Ferguson out of intensive care after surgery

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care but remains in the hospital following surgery for a...

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Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 149 sick in 29 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.The Centers for...

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Risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading 'very low'

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading is "very low" because of the remote area, a...

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UK makes it harder for officials to get patient data

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it has modified a controversial data-sharing agreement that allowed officials to track...

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The Latest: Attacks in Afghan capital kill 5, wound 16

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local):5:20 p.m.An Afghan official says attacks on...

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Maryland woman fired after cancer diagnosis awarded $113K

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland woman who was fired weeks after telling her employer she had breast cancer has been awarded more...

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Florida mom sues housing complex for ultrasound photo demand

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is suing an affordable housing complex she says refused to renew her lease because she...

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Oklahoma State Department of Health pursues 'reset' after financial scandal

Interim commissioner Tom Bates said department leadership was reconsidering how it works with other agencies, including the...

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For health care providers, safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is also an employment matter

Safeguarding patients' electronic health information is an employment matter Q: In preparation for an employee or other members...

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Woman's runny nose turns out to be fluid leaking from her brain

For years, doctors gave Kendra Jackson a list of potential reasons for the cause of her perpetually runny nose: allergies, a...

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Donation jar, meant for woman who needs new kidney, stolen from shop

For 18 years, the Joyners have called Larry Lane home and work. Just feet from the front door is their business, B & R Bait...

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The Latest: Democrats questioned about affairs during debate

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California gubernatorial debate (all times local):8:10 p.m.Democrats Gavin Newsom and...

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CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction.A spokeswoman...

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Administration proposes cutting $15 billion in unused funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the...

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Correction: Coffee-Cancer Lawsuit story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 7 about a court ruling that will require cancer warnings on coffee sold in California, The...

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Cubs place Heyward on 7-day concussion DL, recall Tseng

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed right fielder Jason Heyward on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Questions and answers about Ebola

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is at the CDC and answers your questions about Ebola.

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Drug supply firm execs say they didn't cause opioids crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives of the nation's leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday that...

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House panel OKs plan to grow VA private care, a Trump pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside...

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Bill on guns and mental health stalls in Colorado capitol

DENVER (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate...

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Romania health workers call off strike over wage cuts

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian health workers have called off a strike after the government agreed to cover recent wage...

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University of California nurses, medical workers join strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of University of California nurses, pharmacists and radiologists joined a three-day...

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Court asked to levy fines for misconduct in lab scandal

BOSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys and civil libertarians in Massachusetts urged the state's highest court on Tuesday to impose...

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Congo health ministry confirms 2 Ebola cases in new outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after...

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US panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their doctors

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in...

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52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine are investigating an outbreak of sickness believed to be a poisoning that sent...

Business

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people...

News

104-year-old Australian promotes right to assisted suicide

GENEVA (AP) — A 104-year-old British-born Australian scientist who is planning to kill himself on Thursday says he doesn't...

Business

Swaddle, rock, whoosh: Putting babies to sleep in the Snoo

NEW YORK (AP) — "I don't even call it a bed. I kind of think of it as your grandmother."So declares Dr. Harvey Karp, a Los...

News

Congo's health ministry has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the country's northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the country's northwest .