- KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award Updated: Feb-06-16 8:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
- Doctors: Meningitis threat not high for use of new vaccine Updated: Feb-06-16 7:31 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for use in the United States in 2014.
- Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant Updated: Feb-06-16 7:18 pm
BUCHANAN, New York - An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly Updated: Feb-06-16 5:13 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
- Overland Park hospital has 18 cases of illness Updated: Feb-06-16 3:13 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A suburban Kansas City hospital has reported 18 cases of a gastrointestinal illness, and at least one of the cases has been preliminarily identified as norovirus.
- Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-06-16 3:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Tests show few high lead readings in Ohio village's water Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.
- Lake County offering mental health training to officers Updated: Feb-06-16 1:51 pm
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Law enforcement officials in Lake County are undergoing training that could be used as a statewide model in Illinois to help officers identify suspects with potential mental health issues.
- Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever Updated: Feb-06-16 1:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached.
- NY gov moves to stop gay 'conversion' therapy for minors Updated: Feb-06-16 1:24 pm
NEW YORK - New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "conversion therapy."
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- 19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County Updated: Feb-06-16 11:45 am
IRVINE, Kentucky - Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county.
- Shoes in memory of Miles, a baby with a broken heart Updated: Feb-06-16 11:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Miles was born with lots of hair, like his big brother.
- Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture Updated: Feb-06-16 10:49 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.
- Nurseries request cultivation authorization in Florida Updated: Feb-06-16 10:48 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The nurseries selected to cultivate and distribute the first medical marijuana in Florida have requested cultivation authorization.
- Brantley teen overwhelmed with support before cancer fight Updated: Feb-06-16 10:28 am
BRANTLEY, Alabama - Alex Wilcox passively stands, eyes darting around at the scene, her shy nature overwhelmed.
- City asking for mental health records of fired city attorney Updated: Feb-06-16 9:17 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is asking a federal judge to require a fired city employee to turn over mental health records since 1994 as part of an ongoing legal battle.
- Klopp to miss Sunderland match with suspected appendicitis Updated: Feb-06-16 7:46 am
LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool says manager Juergen Klopp will miss Saturday's English Premier League match at home to Sunderland with a suspected bout of appendicitis.
- Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease Updated: Feb-06-16 4:04 am
BEIJING - The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.
- Vancouver doctor is Olympics bound Updated: Feb-06-16 2:06 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Several years ago, Dr. Kevin deWeber decided to dream big. And in the world of sports medicine, nothing is bigger than the Olympics.
- Bigfork husband donates kidney to wife Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Tyson Niewoehner simply smiles when asked how he and his wife, Shelley, will celebrate Valentine's Day this year.
- Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary Updated: Feb-05-16 10:21 pm
HONOLULU - Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.
- Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.