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Pop quiz! What did they call “multitasking” in the eighties? Answer: “lack of focus.” I don’t mean to sound like an old fuddy-duddy (of course, using the term “fuddy-duddy” does tend to port...

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  • News

    Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen

    CHICAGO (AP) A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million...

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  • News

    Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars.Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records...

    By Matt Sedensky, Associated Press|

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    Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

    NEW YORK (AP) Three orders of Roman Catholic nuns that traditionally took care of their own aging sisters have sent 58 members to live at an elderly-care complex that was originally a nursing home for Jews.The orders' decision reflects a trend...

    By Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press|

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    At least 4 injured at amphitheater campground in Washington

    GEORGE, Wash. (AP) The Grant County sheriff's office has identified the man who drove his car into the Gorge Amphitheater campground, injuring three people and himself.Tanner A. Drayton-Williams of Woodland Hills, Calif. was arrested and is...

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  • Business

    Jeni's scoop shops reopen after listeria-related shutdown

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has reopened nearly all its scoop shops after a monthlong shutdown triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.More than 75 people lined up for the reopening of a Jeni's scoop...

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  • Accidents and disasters

    Coyote bites Irvine 3-year-old, leaving minor wounds

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) A 3-year-old Irvine girl has minor wounds after being bitten by a coyote.The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1KrnDKt ) that the girl was bitten around 5:50 Friday afternoon near Silverado Park.Irvine Police Lt....

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  • Health

    Bay Area hospitals fined by California health officials

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Public Health this week fined 12 hospitals a total of $775,000 after investigations determined that the hospitals caused -- or were likely to cause -- death or serious injury to patients.

    By Tracy Seipel tseipel@mercurynews.com|

  • Health

    12 California hospitals fined by state health officials

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Public Health this week fined 12 hospitals a total of $775,000 after investigations determined that the hospitals caused -- or were likely to cause -- death or serious injury to patients.

    By Tracy Seipel tseipel@mercurynews.com|

  • Health

    12 California hospitals fined by state health officials

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Public Health this week fined 12 hospitals a total of $775,000 after investigations determined that the hospitals caused -- or were likely to cause -- death or serious injury to patients.

    By Tracy Seipel tseipel@mercurynews.com|

  • Business

    Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.The virus spread...

    By David Pitt, Associated Press|

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