• Business

    Tourists urged not to panic about Zika's spread in Florida

    MIAMI (AP) There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the...

    By Jennifer Kay And Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press|

  • News

    Coroner: Woman, 90, attacked by alligator near nursing home

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The Charleston County coroner says it appears a 90-year-old woman found dead in a pond after disappearing from her nursing home was killed by an alligator.Coroner Rae Wooten said in a statement Friday that investigators...


  • News

    Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

    Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away.It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and defeated attempts to wipe it...

    By Mike Stobbe And Jennifer Kay, Associated Press|

  • News

    Declaration helps Florida mosquito control

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):2:20 p.m.Puerto Rico health officials are reporting a total of 7,296 Zika cases in the U.S. territory that include 788 pregnant women.Friday's announcement comes as...


  • News

    Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading Zika in U.S.

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean.Four...

    By Mike Schneider And Jennifer Kay, Associated Press|

  • News

    Cops: Woman laced baby's formula with drug so he would sleep

    QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) Police say a Pennsylvania woman laced her baby's formula with a drug that helps heroin addicts kick the habit so he would sleep.The (Allentown) Morning Call ( reports 28-year-old Corinne Barndt told...


  • Environment

    NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.National Oceanic...

    By Caleb Jones, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.The testing shows the black...

    By Dan Joling, Associated Press|

  • News

    Therapist shot by police has reunion with autistic client

    AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) An unarmed black therapist who was shot in the leg by police last week while protecting his severely autistic client said he had a joyful reunion Thursday with the man, who remains hospitalized because of emotional...

    By Terry Spencer, Associated Press|

  • News

    Texas' revised abortion booklet criticized as inaccurate

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The new version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression.State law has...

    By Will Weissert, Associated Press|

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