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3 Arizona students returning from car event killed in crashAuthorities say three Arizona high school students enrolled in an automotive technology program have been killed in a crash while returning from a professional drag racing event near Phoenix
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Seniors Sharper, StrongerAnother study is extolling the benefits of the Mediterranean diet , this time in regard to aging. Researchers say the diet—which is heavy on fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil, and fish—appears to improve gut bacteria in ways that keep seniors physically and mentally healthy, reports CNN . The study...
Newser7 hours ago
Coronavirus Spikes in S. Korea, Hits Italy and IranAlmost 78,000 people around the globe have been hit with COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus , the AP reports, and South Korea is the latest nation to be slammed. Per CNN , more than 430 cases have been reported there as of Saturday, with two deaths so far; more than...
Newser11 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Patrick Morrisey speaks to reporters after a debate in Morgantown, W.Va.  State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation's largest drug distributors.  In a statement Friday, Feb. 21, 2020,  Morrisey, the attorney general in West Virginia, one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis, said the $22 billion in cash being offered by distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson plus drugmaker Johnson & Johnson “is way too low.”(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize itLawyers for some state and local governments say the deal being offered by companies in a sweeping national settlement over the toll of opioids isn't enough
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Police patrol outside the buildings at Arrowe Park Hospital, where passengers that have been repatriated to the UK from a cruise ship hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus in Yokohama, Japan, will be quarantined for 14 days to protect against the spread of the illness should any of them be infected, in Upton, England, Saturday Feb. 22, 2020.  The Diamond Princess cruise ship was stuck in quarantine off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, with 3,700 passengers and crew. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deathsA dozen Italian towns saw daily life disrupted after the deaths of two people infected with the virus from China and a pair of case clusters without direct links to the outbreak abroad
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, a person wearing a face mask walks across an empty intersection in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Citizens have been ordered to stay in their homes for weeks in the coronavirus outbreak's epicenter of Wuhan. (Chinatopix via AP)
Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge In the coronavirus outbreak, it’s not the rising numbers that are worrying experts: It's that they can't trace where some disease clusters started
The Associated Press20 hours ago
People wearing sanitary mask and carrying some goods they shopped for, stop by a cash machine in the center of Codogno, near Lodi, Northern Italy, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A dozen northern Italian towns were on effective lockdown Saturday after the new virus linked to China claimed two fatalities in Italy and sickened an increasing number of people who had no direct links to the origin of the virus. The secondary contagions prompted local authorities in towns in Lombardy and Veneto to order schools, businesses and restaurants closed, and to cancel sporting events and Masses. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virusSouth Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, and the death toll in Iran climbed to six in the wake of a new virus that started in China but has spread globally
The Associated Press23 hours ago
China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of HubeiChina reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei
The Associated Press1 day ago
US Reports 34 Coronavirus Cases, With More LikelyThe number of people in the US known to be infected with the new coronavirus is at 34 and rising, government health officials reported Friday. Thirteen of the patients were found to have the virus after returning from China, the New York Times reports. The other 21 were repatriated, including...
Newser1 day ago
The building housing the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center is seen in this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo in Omaha, Neb. The center is treating patient potentially exposed to a viral outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Josh Funk)
US virus cases climb to 35 with return of cruise passengersHealth officials say at least 18 Americans who returned home from a quarantined cruise ship are infected with the new virus, and there are likely to be more among the returned passengers
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This April 7, 2017 file photo, shows Burton Tower on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Several former patients have alleged that Robert E. Anderson, a late University of Michigan physician, sexually abused them during exams going back decades, prompting the Ann Arbor school to ask others with information to come forward, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Hunter Dyke/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades agoDocuments obtained Friday by The Associated Press show University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams. But the records show Dr. Robert E
The Associated Press1 day ago
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