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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico’s government estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The findings issued Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University contrast sharply with the official death toll of 64. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2018 - 5:48 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. The...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2014 file photo, guns are displayed for sale by an arms seller east of Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. is among wealthy countries where suicides by gun outnumber gun killings, according to a study of 1990-2016 data, released on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study finds gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly. And the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities. The findings are from an analysis of global data from 1990 to 2016. Two-thirds of the gun deaths in 2016 were homicides,...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:42 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on the resort island of Hydra after a power failure blacked out the island and disrupted its the water supply. The blackout occurred early Sunday, leaving the island's state-run health clinic running on an emergency...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:13 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government is rejecting trade union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak that has caused two deaths and infected dozens. Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui insisted that "the situation is completely under control." Speaking...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo new Bavarian governor Markus Soeder, left, and his wife Karin Baumueller-Soeder arrive at the Bavarian state chancellery in Munich, southern Germany. A German newspaper reports judges are considering jailing senior Bavarian officials for failing to take action against air pollution in Munich, home to automaker BMW. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 6:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports that judges are considering jailing senior Bavarian officials for failing to take action against air pollution in Munich, home to automaker BMW. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Monday that the southern German state's administrative court believes jailing...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. In a report released on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, researchers at UC San Diego detected marijuana's mind-altering ingredients in breast milk of nursing mothers, raising doctors' concerns amid evidence that increasing numbers of U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 27, 2018 - 12:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks about update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the one year mark of Rohingya crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:12 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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August 25, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Women seeking to end early pregnancies in England soon will be allowed to take an abortion pill at home under a new government plan set to take effect by the end of the year. Currently, women undergoing medical abortions up to the 10th week of a pregnancy must take two pills at a...
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Thomas Frieden, center, is seen during his arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in New York. Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested in New York on a sex abuse charge. (Reuters Photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters Pool)
August 24, 2018 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's most respected medical experts, who led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a courtroom on Friday in handcuffs, arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a woman accused him of grabbing her behind late one night last year. Dr. Thomas...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise Montana's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. Cahill says the tobacco industry is attempting to deceive voters about the measure as an industry-funded group launches a massive ad blitz against the initiative. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
August 24, 2018 - 4:25 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against...
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