• 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|

  • Business

    FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation

    MIAMI (AP) Federal authorities have told blood centers in two Florida counties to suspend collections amid investigations into four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland.Blood centers...

    By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Chipotle branching out, plans to open burger restaurant

    NEW YORK (AP) Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year.The chain known for burritos said Thursday it will open a Tasty Made location this fall in...

    By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer|

  • News

    Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida's Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana.On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC...


  • News

    Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say...

    By Kantele Franko, Associated Press|

  • News

    Army secretary touts importance of mental health

    HONOLULU (AP) Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need.The Army and other military branches are...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on Legionnaires' cases

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died.Rauner...


  • Business

    Anthem prepping for hardball fight with feds over Cigna deal

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball.The health insurer told analysts Wednesday that it is preparing...

    By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer|

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