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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2013, file photo, Sonja Farak, left, stands during her arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, Mass. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, that thousands more cases be thrown out which were potentially tainted by misconduct of former chemist Farak. Authorities have said Farak was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)
May 08, 2018 - 2:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to levy fines against the state attorney general's office because former prosecutors tried to minimize the scope of a state drug lab scandal. Matthew Segal of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts told the Supreme...
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May 08, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:57 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa,...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts. New evidence suggests that PSA blood tests can...
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May 08, 2018 - 12:34 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine are investigating an outbreak of sickness believed to be a poisoning that sent 50 students and two teachers to the hospital in the city of Cherkassy. A spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry, Olga Kozak, told The Associated Press that 11 of the...
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104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall sits in a wheelchair in Basel, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
May 08, 2018 - 12:27 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A 104-year-old British-born Australian scientist who is planning to kill himself on Thursday says he doesn't think the drugs used for assisted suicide should be available to just anyone, but that doctors should be able to prescribe them. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated...
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This June 2017 family photo shows Pete Canfield, of Spokane, Wash., in Newport Beach, Calif. In April 2017, he had an experimental stem cell treatment at a Scottsdale, Ariz. clinic for chronic lung disease. His GoFundMe campaign had few donors, so he paid most of the $6,000 cost himself. He said the treatment did not work and his disease has progressed. (Courtesy Pete Canfield via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 11:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it is banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum, amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Irish voters will decide May 25, 2018 whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, in a referendum that has drawn international attention. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 08, 2018 - 10:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it is banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Irish voters will decide May 25 whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, in a...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrives for a press conference where he presents the 2017 German crime statistic in Berlin Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a drop in hate crimes in 2017 amid an overall decrease in criminal activity, but statistics released Tuesday showed an increase in anti-Semitic incidents, primarily from far-right perpetrators. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer noted that Chancellor Angela Merkel had called...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, escort volunteers line up outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Ky. On July 21, 2017, a federal judge established a buffer zone outside the clinic to keep anti-abortion protesters from assembling in front of the entrance, after at least 10 protesters were arrested for blocking it earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
May 07, 2018 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — America's abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017, according to an annual survey by an industry group. The National Abortion Federation report chronicled a litany of actions that ranged from...
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