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    Attorney: Convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison.Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn't have...

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    Penn State fraternity faces underage drinking charges

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A fraternity at Penn State University is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.Court records show Alpha Chi Rho is facing charges after allegedly...

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  • Entertainment

    Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

    DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in...

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  • Business

    Mom: Hospital is punishing toddler son for dad's mistakes

    ATLANTA (AP) A mother says an Atlanta hospital is unfairly punishing her 2-year-old son because of his father's mistakes.Carmellia Burgess told WXIA-TV that her son, A.J., was born without kidneys and needs a transplant. The boy's father,...

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  • Health

    US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    NEW YORK (AP) America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight...

    By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer|

  • News

    Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held...

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  • News

    Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites.Dr. Vance G. Nielsen hopes that once it is ready for humans, the therapy will be administered like an EpiPen,...

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  • News

    Arizona switch to deaths database creates backup of bodies

    PHOENIX (AP) Funeral directors, physicians and government officials are struggling to implement Arizona's new online system to register deaths and generate death certificates, creating a backlog of bodies at funeral homes that prompted one...

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    Congressman to donate brain to football concussion research

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A Rhode Island congressman is pledging to donate his brain to research into a degenerative brain disease detected in former football players.Democratic Rep. David Cicilline played Pop Warner football in his youth. Chronic...

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  • Business

    Health officials: 45 ill from dining at Honolulu restaurant

    HONOLULU (AP) Up to 45 people have become sick after dining at a Honolulu restaurant where six cases of norovirus were confirmed, Hawaii Department of Health officials said.Herringbone Waikiki voluntarily closed on Thursday after health...

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