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    Police: Missouri body encased in concrete likely missing man

    FULTON, Mo. (AP) Police in central Missouri's Fulton say a body found encased in concrete inside a container is likely that of a developmentally disabled man missing for nearly a week from a group home.Police said in a statement Tuesday that...

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  • News

    Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are promoting support from more conservative sources to push longshot legislation that would ease pot laws in a state that's lagging behind much of the rest of the country on medical...

    By Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Prosecutors: Doctor's practice stole millions from Medicare

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Federal prosecutors argued Tuesday that a prominent Florida eye doctor tied to alleged political corruption ran a practice that was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare.Assistant U.S....

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  • Business

    Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

    One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future.Centene Corp. says its enrollment from the...

    By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer|

  • Business

    FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

    U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media,...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Law and order

    Report: States lack protections for transgender youth

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Most states lack anti-discrimination policies and staff training needed to protect transgender youth in foster care, juvenile detention facilities and homeless shelters, according to a new report.There are clear federal...

    By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press|

  • News

    The Latest: Autopsy conducted on teen killed by hammer throw

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) The Latest on the college student who was killed by a hammer throw at track meet (all times local):12:55 p.m.A coroner has listed head trauma as the preliminary cause of death of a college student who died after being struck...

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  • Law and order

    APNewsBreak: 4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Four inmates overdosed in two days at the same Ohio prison earlier this year, requiring the use of CPR and doses of an anti-overdose drug as guards scrambled to revive the men, according to state prison records.The "inmate...

    By Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. says it has reached an agreement to buy competitor C.R. Bard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $24 billion.The deal announced Sunday was approved by both companies'...

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  • Business

    Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently...

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