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6 months 3 weeks ago

First confirmed case of West Nile in Pueblo County

Friday, the Pueblo City-County Health Department confirmed its first West Nile virus case. "It is very important every individual take precautions to avoid the West Nile virus illness," said Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, public health director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department. West Nile virus develops in the human body...

6 months 4 weeks ago

3 new West Nile virus cases in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials are reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County, raising the state's total to 12 this year. Shelby County's health department said Monday that a 15-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman have contracted the disease. The cases...

7 months 3 days ago

Clint Eastwood's wife files for legal separation

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - Clint Eastwood's second wife has filed for legal separation from the actor and director. Dina Eastwood's petition filed Monday in Monterey County Superior Court seeks spousal support and physical custody of the couple's 16-year-old daughter Morgan. The Monterey County Herald reports the petition also indicated the...

7 months 3 days ago

Amtrak suspended between Philadelphia, DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak has suspended train service between Philadelphia and Washington after overhead wires were damaged in Maryland. Spokesman Craig Schulz says crews are assessing the damage to the wires Wednesday in Cecil County in northeastern Maryland, but it may take all afternoon to restore service. He says it...

7 months 4 days ago

FDA receives 89 reports of illness from yogurt

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps. No link has been confirmed between...

7 months 1 week ago

Teen gets scholarship for cancer work

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) - Caring is in A.J Salmon's nature. It is obvious to his family, friends and community. The 13-year-old Pekin boy started the "I Hate Cancer Club" that has helped raise roughly $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the past five years. He also received a...

7 months 1 week ago

Ex-Ariz. officer concludes murder trial testimony

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty has concluded his testimony after nearly two days on the witness stand. Richard Chrisman maintains the 2010 shootings of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and his dog were justified because Rodriguez reached for the officer's gun and tried...

7 months 1 week ago

Early look at health law's premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range...

7 months 1 week ago

US construction spending up 0.6 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in July, led by strong gains in housing and nonresidential projects. The Commerce Department says construction spending increased 0.6 percent in July compared with June when activity was unchanged. The June performance represented an upward revision from an initial estimate that...

7 months 1 week ago

Survey: China manufacturing stabilizes in August

HONG KONG (AP) - A private survey shows Chinese manufacturing activity held steady last month, adding to signs that the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing. The HSBC purchasing managers' index released Monday rose to 50.1 in August, indicating conditions were relatively unchanged. The index uses a...

7 months 1 week ago

Call center will answer questions on health care

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents will be able to start the process of buying insurance through the state's health exchange next month, but many likely still have a few questions about their insurance options. A Spokane-based toll-free customer support line will start taking calls at 1-855-923-4633 starting at 7:30...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Judge sets dates for Holmes mental records

DENVER (AP) - The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says a mental hospital and a university must turn over their mental health records on defendant James Holmes on Sept. 30. The judge on Friday granted a prosecution request to set that date for submitting the records. Prosecutors are entitled...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Obama briefs Boehner on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the president to make the case to the nation and Congress for military action. A spokesman for Boehner, Brendan Buck, said in a brief statement on Thursday...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Court upholds 1st ban on gay-to-straight therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation's first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Audit finds issues with Colo. rebate program

DENVER (AP) - Colorado auditors say the state has inaccurately administered a rebate program that helps low-income seniors and disabled residents with their property taxes, rent, and heating bills. An audit released Monday found that the state Department of Revenue sometimes underpaid, denied, or issued rebates to residents who were...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Obama meets with faith group leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has met with leaders of faith organizations and civil rights activists at the White House to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On the agenda was how current issues of voting rights, education, unemployment and health care...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Jury convicts off-duty Denver officer in DUI crash

DENVER (AP) - Jurors have convicted an off-duty Denver police officer of driving drunk when he caused a rollover crash on Interstate 25 in January. Denver District Attorney's office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough says Jessie A. Espinoza was convicted Thursday of driving while under the influence and of careless driving. Investigators...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Police: No charges after gun goes off in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee school superintendent says metal detecting wands are being provided to elementary schools in Shelby County after a gun discharged inside a kindergartner's backpack in a school cafeteria. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says hand-held wands were distributed to some schools Friday, and all elementary schools...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Prosecutors give closings in Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors say the soldier on trial for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage had planned the attack. The prosecutor, Col. Steve Henricks, asked jurors during his closing argument Thursday to unanimously convict Maj. Nidal Hasan of premeditated murder. That would allow prosecutors to seek...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect's injuries

BOSTON (AP) - Newly unsealed court papers describe the injuries to the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. According to a doctor who treated him, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's injuries included multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face, and a skull fracture. The injuries were described by Dr. Stephen Ray Odom in...

7 months 3 weeks ago

US got 'heads up' on Snowden-linked detention

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the British government gave the United States advance notice that London police intended to detain the partner of an American journalist who has written articles based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest says...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Hagel says he will visit China next year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he will visit China next year as part of a push to increase high-level contacts between senior U.S. and Chinese defense leaders. At a Pentagon news conference with his Chinese counterpart Hagel said the chiefs of the U.S. Army and Air Force...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Ga. woman convicted of perjury in husband's death

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia woman accused of lying to investigators about the death of her husband has been convicted of perjury and several other counts. Jurors began deliberating in the Andrea Sneiderman case after closing arguments Thursday. Sneiderman's husband, Rusty Sneiderman, was shot in November 2010 outside a...

8 months 4 days ago

Body recovered from mudslide; 3 missing

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man's body has been found beneath debris left by a fast-moving mudslide in Colorado, and authorities are looking for three people who have been reported missing. Heavy rain yesterday triggered flash flooding and mudslides in the area burned by last year's Waldo Canyon Fire...

8 months 6 days ago

Police: Ex-senator's brother impersonated a cop

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's brother has been charged in Connecticut with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he stopped boaters. Police say 46-year-old Bruce W. Browne, of Wolcott, stopped three vessels on Long Island Sound on Thursday and asked boaters for their registrations...

8 months 6 days ago

FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has approved limits on rates that prison inmates pay to make phone calls. The FCC voted 2-1 Friday -- a decade after inmates' families asked for action. The vote caps interstate phone call rates at 21 cents a minute for debit or prepaid...

8 months 6 days ago

Lawsuit would block Okla. morning-after pill law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A coalition of reproductive rights advocates has filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of an Oklahoma law that restricts access to the morning-after emergency contraception pill. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and...

8 months 1 week ago

Amazon launches site for purchase of fine art

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon.com is getting into the fine art arena. Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers via Amazon Art. The announcement came Tuesday, a day after Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. announced that its CEO, Jeff Bezos (BAY'-zohs),...

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