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Anastasia Lin, 26, Canada's entrant to Miss World beauty pageant, answers questions during her interview with the Associated Press, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. Miss Canada will be vying for more than the winner’s tiara when she competes in the annual Miss World pageant in Washington this weekend. Lin wants to tell a global TV audience about the evil of organ-harvesting. Lin was due to compete at Miss World last year when it was hosted by China but was barred from entering the country due to her activism against persecution of Falun Gong, a meditation practice that she follows and China’s government has outlawed. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 15, 2016 - 3:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Canada will be vying for more than the winner's tiara when she competes in the annual Miss World pageant in Washington this weekend. Anastasia Lin wants to tell a global TV audience about the evil of organ-harvesting. Lin was due to compete at Miss World last year when it was...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo provided by the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit members of the girls' care team position Erika's bed so that the twins' mother, Aida Sandoval, second from right, could pick up her daughter, Erika, from her bed and place her next to her sister Eva, partially seen at left with her father, Arturo Sandoval, in Palo Alto, Calif. The conjoined California twins that were separated Dec. 6, following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation. The 2-year-old Sacramento area girls were born conjoined from the chest down and shared a bladder, liver, parts of their digestive system and a third leg. (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford via AP)
December 14, 2016 - 9:20 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation. Eva and Erika Sandoval have been recovering in separate beds in the same room, but they could not see each other well...
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December 14, 2016 - 7:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday. The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises doctors to tell pregnant women...
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December 14, 2016 - 7:36 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation. Eva and Erika Sandoval have been recovering in separate beds in the same room, but they could not see each other well...
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This Nov 9, 2011 photo provided by CorePower Yoga shows the yoga franchise founder Trevor Tice at the company's studio in San Diego. Authorities are investigating the death of Tice, who was found dead at his home in San Diego Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Police said they received a call for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found the 48-year-old Tice dead inside. Officials did not give a cause of death. Homicide detectives are investigating. (CorePower Yoga via AP)
December 14, 2016 - 5:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities were investigating the death of Trevor Tice, founder of the growing CorePower Yoga franchise, who was found dead at his home in San Diego. Police said they received a call Monday for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA announced Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, that it denied the request by Swedish Match to remove several health warnings from its smokeless tobacco pouches, though regulators left open the possibility for other labeling changes it seeks. It's the first decision of its kind handed down by the agency since it gained authority to review the relative risks of tobacco products in 2009. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 14, 2016 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have rejected an attempt by a Swedish company to remove several health warnings from its smokeless tobacco pouches, though regulators left open the possibility for other labeling changes it seeks. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it...
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FILE - This 2006 file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. The Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti species mosquito. A U.S. study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy. It's the first published research on outcomes in the United States, and the authors say the findings echo what's been reported in Brazil and other countries with Zika outbreaks. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)
December 14, 2016 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy. It's the first published research on outcomes in the United States, and the authors say the findings echo what's...
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