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    Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.The $10,045,478.44 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the...

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  • News

    Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.Panelists at a drug summit convened Saturday by the Montana Legislature said...

    By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press|

  • Oddities

    Joggers in panties, bras, briefs raise money for sick kids

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Some Philadelphia joggers weren't joking when they said they were going for a "brief run."In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick...

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  • Health

    Tuberculosis case reported at California high school

    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) A principal in Northern California says a case of active pulmonary tuberculosis has been reported at his high school.Eric Tretten, the principal of Fairfield's Armijo High School, said Thursday the health department will...

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  • News

    Wreck involving day care bus injures 8 kids, 3 adults

    DALLAS, Ga. (AP) Authorities in northwest Georgia say a collision involving a day care bus sent eight children and three adults to hospitals.Lt. Steve Mapes with Paulding County Fire and Rescue said in an email that the wreck between the day...

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  • Business

    Correction: Tiffany-Cancer Lawsuit story

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany & Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. It...

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  • Business

    Highlights of House GOP health care overhaul proposal

    House Republican leaders shared general descriptions Thursday with rank-and-file lawmakers of how they'd propose replacing President Barack Obama's health care law, with little detail. Highlights are based on a document distributed to legislators...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    Court: Florida doctors can ask patients about guns

    MIAMI (AP) A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment's right to free speech.The 11th U.S....

    By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer|

  • Environment

    Agents seize horse meat, genitals at airport outside capital

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 42 pounds of horse meat, including 13 pounds of horse genitals, from two women arriving from Mongolia at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.The horse meat was hidden in...

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  • Health

    US flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far

    NEW YORK (AP) This season's flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that's going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday.Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 48 percent effective. That's not bad...

    By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer|

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