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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. 2014-04-17T10:15:00-04:00 2014-04-17T17:45:32-04:00

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 2014-04-17T10:31:00-04:00 2014-04-17T16:26:14-04:00

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure. 2014-04-16T22:19:00-04:00 2014-04-17T14:22:13-04:00

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. 2014-04-16T13:00:00-04:00 2014-04-16T20:55:13-04:00

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. 2014-04-16T13:05:00-04:00 2014-04-16T17:33:02-04:00

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. 2014-04-16T03:47:00-04:00 2014-04-16T10:00:42-04:00

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. 2014-04-15T14:07:00-04:00 2014-04-15T18:07:47-04:00

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
MIAMI (AP) — Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. 2014-04-13T23:16:00-04:00 2014-04-14T14:44:45-04:00

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

AP Health News - 16 min 36 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. 2014-04-14T08:00:00-04:00 2014-04-14T13:53:54-04:00

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. 2014-04-17T13:45:00-04:00 2014-04-17T17:46:02-04:00

Shumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room. 2014-04-17T12:14:00-04:00 2014-04-17T16:15:11-04:00

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. 2014-04-17T13:36:00-04:00 2014-04-17T17:37:03-04:00

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro. 2014-04-17T11:49:00-04:00 2014-04-17T16:40:38-04:00

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. 2014-04-17T11:21:00-04:00 2014-04-17T15:36:46-04:00

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. 2014-04-17T08:47:00-04:00 2014-04-17T17:15:23-04:00

War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike. 2014-04-17T09:51:00-04:00 2014-04-17T13:55:58-04:00

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. 2014-04-16T12:24:00-04:00 2014-04-16T21:29:14-04:00

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours. 2014-04-15T23:19:00-04:00 2014-04-16T06:15:08-04:00

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

AP Sports News - 16 min 57 sec ago
BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack. 2014-04-14T21:15:00-04:00 2014-04-16T07:38:55-04:00

Montreal team sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

AP Sports News - 2 hours 17 min ago
MONTREAL (AP) — Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. 2014-04-17T10:06:00-04:00 2014-04-17T15:51:39-04:00


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