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Study Warns Helmets Don't Offer Full Protection On Slopes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new study cautions that helmets do not provide complete protection for skiers and snowboarders. Trauma surgeons from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center looked at ski injuries in New Hampshire and Vermont over an eight-year period. They found…

Study: For Babies Born with HIV, Start Treatment Right Away

WASHINGTON (AP) When pregnant women have HIV, proper treatment is critical to prevent the virus from spreading to their babies. But when newborns are infected, a new study from Botswana suggests starting their own treatment right away - within hours…

Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital After Treatment for Brain Bleed

ATLANTA (AP) Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. The Carters "look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at…

More Clues Point to Chemical Compound in US Vaping Illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say they have more evidence that a certain chemical compound is a culprit in a national outbreak of vaping illnesses. A study released Tuesday analyzed vaping cartridges gathered in Minnesota during the outbreak this…

Trump Order Creates Task Force On Missing American Indians

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives. The task force will be overseen by Attorney General William Barr and Interior Secretary…

Which Turkey Will Trump Pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Which Thanksgiving turkey will earn a presidential pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter? The White House is sponsoring an online contest to help President Donald Trump as he contemplates his role in the 30-year-old tradition of…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Court After Hospital Stay

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to the court after a two-night stay in a hospital. The court says the 86-year-old Ginsburg is attending an annual fall classical music program on Monday afternoon.…

Trump: I'm Backing 'War Fighters' in SEAL Case

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "I have to protect our war fighters" as he explains his actions in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher was acquitted of…

Lottery Group Settles With Winner Who Sought Bigger Prize

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A national lottery group rocked by an insider's conspiracy to rig jackpots has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a winner who contends his $9 million prize should have been larger. The Multi-State Lottery…

Health Groups Urge Trump to Move Ahead with E-Cig Flavor Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health advocates are encouraging President Donald Trump to move forward with a federal ban on thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes. Trump is meeting at the White House on Friday with medical experts, health advocates and industry…

Salad Product Recall Over E. Coli Bacteria Impacts 22 States

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than…

AG Barr to Unveil Plan On Missing, Murdered Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) - Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will make the announcement Friday about the…

Salad Product Recall Over E. Coli Bacteria Impacts 22 States

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than…

Vape Debate: Are E-Cigarettes Wiping Out Teen Smoking?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. smoking rate among high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, falling to a new low. Normally the lower numbers from the U.S. government would have anti-tobacco advocates cheering. But instead, the decline in…

Jeep, Dodge SUVs Recalled Due to Risk of Engines Stalling

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 700,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause the engines to stall. The recall covers certain 2011 through 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos. Most are in North America.…

More Tornado, Flooding Assistance Coming From SBA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Help is on the way for South Dakotans recovering from September tornado and flood damage. The US Small Business Administration is offering financial assistance to some folks in declared disaster areas, and a business recovery center…

GM Recalls 640K Pickups; Seat Belts Can Cause Carpet Fires

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling over 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.…

Trump to Meet on Teen Vaping as Plans for Flavor Ban Fade

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House officials say President Donald Trump will meet with medical experts, health advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this week. The White House meeting set for Friday comes amid a surge…

AP Source: FBI Has Asked for Interview with Ukraine Whistleblower

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. That's according to a person familiar with the situation, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the…

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