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San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:07:06 -0400
Fire at Washington state Planned Parenthood ruled arson

The blaze was set around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused extensive damage to the front of the structure in Pullman, the Pullman Fire Department said in a news release. Last month, thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood locations across the country calling for the federal government to end funding for the health organization. Demonstrators were mobilized to dozens of locations, including Pullman, after an anti-abortion group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue.

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:16:52 -0400
Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership

Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio participates in "Restoring American Leadership: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio" at the 3 West Club in New YorkRepublican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, but protection under bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems. "I believe the Puerto Rico government has the ability to solve its own issues," Rubio, a Cuban-American, told a crowd in San Juan, speaking in Spanish. "What you need is new political leadership that has the courage and willingness to do the right and needed reforms." Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in June the U.S. territory could not afford to pay its debts, totaling $72 billion, and called for the commonwealth to be allowed to restructure its debts under the U.S. bankruptcy code.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:54:27 -0400
Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found. It's not just the athlete, the paper's lead author, Dr. Martin Mrazik from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, told Reuters Health by email.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:18:26 -0400
Protesters rally at California jail after deputies arrested

Several dozen protesters gathered on Friday outside the California jail where three correctional deputies were accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last week, according to news reports and images on social media. Corrections deputies Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and Rafael Rodriguez were arrested early on Thursday morning and face murder, assault and conspiracy charges in the killing of Michael James Tyree, 31. About 50 protesters assembled in front of the Santa Clara County main jail holding signs that said "murder in uniform" and "stop guard abuse," according to photographs posted online and the San Jose Mercury News.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:08:58 -0400
3 Reasons Every Weekend Should Be A Long Weekend

3 Reasons Every Weekend Should Be A Long WeekendThree-day weekends are what summer is all about. We need those extra hours for traveling farther, grilling longer and taking in more sunsets. But did you know that the time-honored tradition is also good for your health? Here's your cheat sheet for convincing your boss to extend the goodness of the three-day weekend all year long:1. Planning...

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:08 -0400
Court upholds contraceptive mandate against Indiana nonprofits

A divided panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court order exempting the groups from the law. The nonprofits, including the Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Grace Schools, Biola University and others, sued the federal government in 2012.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:45:21 -0400
Reproductive control can be a form of partner violence

An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in NiceBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Intimate partner violence or abuse can take the form of birth control sabotage, pregnancy pressure or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion and psychological trauma, according to a new review. This type of intimate partner violence is called reproductive coercion, and health care providers should know how to screen for it and intervene effectively, the authors write. Ultimately, (reproductive coercion) is about power and control - the perpetrators get off on that feeling of having complete power over their partners, even to the point of controlling a bodily function exclusive to women: pregnancy, said lead author Dr. Jeanna Park of the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:10:41 -0400
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks Shine Light on Rising Number of Cases in US

New outbreaks reported in a California prison and in Illinois.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:37:32 -0400
Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse

In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 photo, pastor Young Ho Han plays the guitar as he leads an evening service for Korean-American drug addicts at Nanoom Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles. In a blue-and-white painted church on the outskirts of Los Angeles Koreatown, Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently scourging his community: Drug abuse among young Korean Americans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans.

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:17:35 -0400
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