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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes. 2015-01-28T14:24:00-05:00 2015-01-28T19:24:58-05:00

Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. 2015-01-28T13:36:00-05:00 2015-01-28T18:36:13-05:00

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. 2015-01-28T16:13:00-05:00 2015-01-28T21:13:39-05:00

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. 2015-01-28T14:53:00-05:00 2015-01-28T19:53:01-05:00

Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. 2015-01-27T11:45:00-05:00 2015-01-27T16:45:42-05:00

Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run program Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday will help the state's working poor families. 2015-01-27T12:35:00-05:00 2015-01-27T17:35:06-05:00

Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. 2015-01-27T10:37:00-05:00 2015-01-27T15:37:58-05:00

Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor. 2015-01-27T08:58:00-05:00 2015-01-27T13:58:56-05:00

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions. 2015-01-26T09:55:00-05:00 2015-01-26T14:55:23-05:00

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

AP Health News - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. 2015-01-26T08:59:00-05:00 2015-01-26T13:59:31-05:00

Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players. 2015-01-28T18:52:00-05:00 2015-01-28T23:52:39-05:00

Dragic has 20, Suns hold off worn-out Washington 106-98

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the worn-out Washington Wizards 106-98 on Wednesday night. 2015-01-28T20:29:00-05:00 2015-01-29T01:29:36-05:00

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova. 2015-01-28T20:31:00-05:00 2015-01-29T01:31:27-05:00

Irving scores 55 as Cavs win 8th in a row minus LeBron

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat. 2015-01-28T17:46:00-05:00 2015-01-28T22:46:48-05:00

Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke. 2015-01-28T17:59:00-05:00 2015-01-28T22:59:36-05:00

Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday. 2015-01-28T14:12:00-05:00 2015-01-28T19:12:55-05:00

Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations. 2015-01-28T15:31:00-05:00 2015-01-28T20:31:46-05:00

Woods returns to Phoenix with plenty of memories

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps. 2015-01-28T12:35:00-05:00 2015-01-28T17:35:42-05:00

NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology. 2015-01-28T11:02:00-05:00 2015-01-28T16:02:47-05:00

AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

AP Sports News - 1 hour 17 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books. 2015-01-28T07:11:00-05:00 2015-01-28T12:11:46-05:00


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