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FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday, May 7, 2018, that MIT cannot be held responsible for the 2009 death of graduate student Han Nugyen who killed himself. His family's lawsuit said that the school knew he was a suicide risk and could have prevented his death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 07, 2018 - 3:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts' highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus in 2009. The...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian scientist arrived Monday in Switzerland before his planned assisted suicide, unbowed about his intentions and hopeful that his premeditated death will send a message to legislators back home. Petting a dog in a warm welcoming crew at Basel's...
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President Donald Trump departs the White House en route to Cleveland to tout the Republican tax cuts just ahead of Tuesday's Ohio's primary election in Washington, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 05, 2018 - 4:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Some British doctors and legislators reacted angrily Saturday to President Donald Trump's pro-gun comments at an NRA convention comparing a London hospital to a war zone because of knife crime. Trump's provocative comments are expected to increase concerns about his planned first...
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May 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering the head of a veterans' medical association as it reviews potential candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. A White House official said Dr. Samuel Spagnolo, the president of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers say former NHL player Jeff Parker suffered from a brain disease that has been linked with repeated head injuries in athletes. The diagnosis comes from Boston University's CTE Center. Parker is at least the seventh pro hockey player diagnosed with the disease, chronic...
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In this February 2018 photograph provided by the Danbury Hospital, a large tumor is prepared to be removed from a patient at the hospital in Danbury, Conn. Doctors removed the 132-pound tumor from a woman's abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period. (Danbury, Conn. Hospital via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 4:38 pm
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumor from a woman's abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period. The...
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This undated photo photo made available by Katie Holley shows the head of a cockroach. Holley woke up in the early morning hours of April 14, 2018, to feel something crawling in her ear. After trying to extract a cockroach that had lodged in her ear, Holley had to seek medical attention three times before the whole cockroach was removed. She later wrote about the horrific story in Self Magazine. (Katie Holley via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 3:55 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Those screams you hear? They're the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman's account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (That's the polite name for a flying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, an overweight person eats in London. The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said that to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children should ensure that no more than 10 percent of their calories should come from saturated fat, found in foods including butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a person's diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, file photo Leah Still is carried off the field by her grandmother following a ceremony during the first half of an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati. Devon Still retired from football and started his second career, trying to help families cope with childhood cancer. He's using lessons learned through his experience with 7-year-old daughter Leah, who became a national story during her recovery from the disease. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
May 04, 2018 - 2:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. Or about her father, a former NFL defensive lineman who retired after last season and has immersed himself...
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