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‘Girls’ star Allison Williams engaged to marry

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, actress Allison Williams arrives at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. Williams who stars in the TV show, “Girls” is engaged, her rep confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 26,...

FDA eases concern about certain diabetes drugs

People who take Januvia, Byetta or certain other widely prescribed medicines for diabetes can breathe a little easier — U.S. and European regulators have found no compelling evidence of a link between these drugs and pancreas problems or pancreatic cancer. The federal...
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US safety opens probe into GM recall response

FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, file photo, the Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant Thursday Aug. 21, 2008. in Lordstown, Ohio. The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was...

Rangers expect QB Wilson to work out during visit

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Wilson is getting on the diamond again. The Texas Rangers expect Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback to participate in a team workout and then be in uniform for a Cactus League game when Wilson visits camp Monday. Wilson tweeted...

Mail carriers in oil patch offered incentives

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will grant pay increases and bonuses to recruit and retain mail carriers in western North Dakota’s oil patch, where the region’s soaring population has led to overwhelmed workers, long lines at post offices and...
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MLB criticizes Arizona rights bill

Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, center, jogs with teammates during a spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/ Gregory Bull) Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, center, jogs with teammates during a spring...
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DNA blood tests show prenatal screening promise

Jennifer Fontaine kisses her baby daughter, Morgan, at her parents’ home in Methuen, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A simple test that looks for fetal DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood is far more accurate at detecting or ruling out Down syndrome and other common...
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Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it?

A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that...

Boston Marathon bans bags as part of security plan

BOSTON (AP) — This year’s Boston Marathon will have a “no bags” policy as part of stepped-up security following last year’s deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or...
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Paris: Jessica Alba’s main street high fashion

Jessica Alba, left and Miranda Kerr pose prior to the show of H&M’s ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) Jessica Alba, left and Miranda Kerr pose prior to the show of...