Georgia hospital opposes burn unit in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Plans to reopen a burn unit at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston are being opposed by doctors at a Georgia hospital. Doctors at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, say they don't think a South Carolina center is financially feasible, The Post and Courier of Charleston ( reported.

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (all times local): 4:55 p.m. NASCAR's chairman and CEO is praising Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for the sport, saying it will "leave an impact on NASCAR that will be felt over its entire history.

The Latest: Autopsy conducted on teen killed by hammer throw

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) -- The Latest on the college student who was killed by a hammer throw at track meet (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A coroner has listed head trauma as the preliminary cause of death of a college student who died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track-and-field meet near Chicago.

South Carolina man not competent to be tried in wife's death

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina judge says an 82-year-old man is not competent for trial for the stabbing death of his wife. Defense attorney Lauren Williams told The Post and Courier of Charleston ( a judge this week ruled that Lester Chung of Goose Creek is mentally incompetent. Williams says Chung suffered a traumatic brain injury after his arrest.

South Carolina man dies in workplace accident at steel mill

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Carolina man killed in a workplace accident at a steel mill died of blunt force trauma to his head. Multiple media outlets report Corey Thomas Morris of Murrells Inlet died while working at CMC Metals Co. in Cayce. He was a welder employed by Andrews-based Three D Metal Works Inc., a third-party contractor working at CMC Metals.

Clinic outside Mosul treats those with gravest injuries

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) -- A boy and a woman are delivered to the gates of the clinic by an Iraqi ambulance, bandaged and in pain. They arrive without names, ages and with only the sketchiest details of what had happened to them. Apparently shot by accident outside their house in western Mosul, where fighting continues between Iraqi forces and Islamic State group militants, U.S.

Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms Tuesday, a day after he was struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona's Taijuan Walker. While manager Bruce Bochy said following Monday's 4-1 victory that Posey was doing fine, the Giants planned to check in with him overnight and re-evaluate him Tuesday.

Workers comp programs fight addiction among injured workers

BOSTON (AP) -- Meet a victim of the nation's opioid addiction scourge: the American worker. A number of U.S. states are taking steps through their workers compensation systems to stem the overprescribing of the powerful painkillers to workers injured on the job, while helping those who became hooked to avoid potentially deadly consequences. Injured workers, like so many others dealing with pain, are often prescribed opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin.

Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes and occasionally wets himself, symptoms that worsened last year when an explosion in Mosul killed his cousin and wounded his father before his eyes. He was a young witness to more than two years of Islamic State rule and months of heavy fighting aimed at driving the extremists from Iraq's largest city.

Dog attacks on mail carriers rise again as online sales boom

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Letter carrier James Solomon thought he knew all the tricks to prevent a dog attack: watch the pet's mannerisms, use the mail satchel as a shield, pull out the emergency dog spray -- it contains an extract of cayenne pepper. But nothing prepared the 17-year postal veteran from Hatboro, Pennsylvania, for what happened when a woman answered his knock.

Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and consumers increasingly demand seven-day-a-week package delivery and groceries dropped at their doorstep.

School district to pay $100,000 over 'drunk goggles' injury

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- A Utah school district agreed to pay $100,000 to the family of a teenage girl who was injured while wearing goggles to simulate drunkenness in a 2014 health class experiment. The Davis School District will put more than $61,000 into a trust account for Kylie Nielsen to settle a personal-injury lawsuit, The Standard-Examiner reported Wednesday ( ). She can get access to that money when she turns 18.