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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

July 19th, 2014 2:32 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the United States.

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McAuliffe plugs Medicaid expansion at Wise County RAM

McAuliffe plugs Medicaid expansion at Wise County RAM

July 19th, 2014 11:00 am by Stephen Igo

Volunteers delivered medical, dental and vision services while the governor and his entourage swirled through the splashy fairgrounds.

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Administration opens East Coast to oil search using sonic cannons

Administration opens East Coast to oil search using sonic cannons

July 19th, 2014 1:45 am by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor.

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Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

July 18th, 2014 2:39 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley.

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Virginia State Parks photo contest underway

Virginia State Parks photo contest underway

July 18th, 2014 8:55 am by Staff Report

A weeklong stay in a Virginia state park cabin or campsite is the grand prize for the Treasure the Moments photography contest, which continues through Aug. 13.

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Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

July 18th, 2014 7:00 am by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

The USGS updated its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account a surprise 2011 Virginia temblor. Parts of 16 states have the highest risk for earthquakes, including Tennessee.

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2 charged with kidnapping, murder of Tenn. woman

2 charged with kidnapping, murder of Tenn. woman

July 18th, 2014 6:55 am by Associated Press

Two people have been charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman in a case police initially though was a hit-and-run.

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FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

July 17th, 2014 8:25 pm by Associated Press

The delivery company is accused of shipping powerful sleeping aid Ambien, anti-anxiety medications Valium and Xanax, and other drugs to customers who had no legitimate medical need and lacked valid prescriptions. FedEx insists it did nothing wrong.

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Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

July 17th, 2014 6:46 pm by Associated Press

All three major stock indexes ended lower for the first time in a week, but remained near record highs and positive for the year.

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3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

July 17th, 2014 9:36 am by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase.

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