• Environment

    Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million

    SEATTLE (AP) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving the University of Washington $210 million to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide, officials said Tuesday.The donation...

    By Phuong Le, Associated Press|

  • News

    Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

    BOSTON (AP) The man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston children's hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is unapologetic and now waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits...

    By Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer|

  • Crime

    Lawyers allege poor conditions at Northern California jail

    MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) Lawyers representing inmates at a California county jail have asked a federal judge to enforce a nearly 40-year-old court order, citing what they say are deteriorating conditions that have led to dozens of suicide...


  • News

    Trainer clawed on legs by tiger at fair as children look on

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Organizers of a Florida Panhandle fair say a trainer required hospital treatment after being clawed on the legs by a tiger as children looked on.Pensacola Interstate Fair publicist Katie King told the Pensacola News Journal...


  • Law and order

    Los Angeles settles with hospital over patient dumping

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A hospital will pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit contending it dumped a homeless woman with schizophrenia on Skid Row in Los Angeles.City Attorney Mike Feuer announced the settlement Tuesday, more than a year after his office...


  • Business

    Trump, GOP look to 'Obamacare' report as comeback lifeline

    DORAL, Florida (AP) Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.The Republican presidential...

    By Steve Peoples And Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press|

  • News

    Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death.The new recommendations say babies should sleep on a...


  • News

    'Jackie' says PTSD hampers memory of sex assault, aftermath

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it...

    By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press|

  • News

    Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

    CHICAGO (AP) Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Environment

    Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998.The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska's largest city with freakishly long beaks. Some beaks looked like...

    By Dan Joling, Associated Press|

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