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Dr. Osama Eltayeb, a cardiovascular surgeon who operated on heart transplant patient Sofia Sanchez at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, holds an X-ray of Sofia's new heart at a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Chicago. Sanchez captured the nation's attention in August when her two birthday wishes came true within a week of each other, a visit from rap star Drake and a life-saving heart transplant. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Drake fan: New heart 'feels different, but in a good way'An 11-year-old patient whose dance video led to a meeting with the rapper Drake says she's feeling a lot better with a new heart
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This July 17, 2018 file photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. A law signed Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid mealsIf you want a straw with your drink or soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in povertyA survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty _ including 662 million children
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarmDuke Energy has activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Brian Wansink speaks during an interview in the produce section of a supermarket in Ithaca, N.Y. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Cornell University said the prominent professor of food research has resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcherCornell says investigation found academic misconduct by prominent food researcher
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, dawn approaches over the meat processing plant owned and run by Cargill Meat Solutions, in Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018, that the company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a deadly E. coli outbreak. The beef was produced on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide under several brands. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli deathA Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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