• Correction: Hospital Superbug Outbreak story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a Feb. 20, 2015 story about an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Associated Press mischaracterized a statement an expert made about proving the cause of an infection. Lawrence Muscarella, a health care and sterilization expert, said he was suggesting an argument hospitals might use when he said, “Proving causation is impossible.” Muscarella said an infection can be proven to come from a hospital instrument.

  • Worms found in burgers at 2 Kentucky McDonald’s restaurants

    MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.

  • Dempsey to miss Sounders game due to irregular heartbeat

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey will miss Sunday’s MLS match against Portland as he undergoes evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.

  • This Aug. 20, 2013 file photo shows blood donated in Indianapolis. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that all U.S. blood banks start screening for the Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

  • Ebola survivor to nurse students: Be the best of the best

    ATLANTA (AP) — An American woman treated for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital said health care workers continue to learn more about the disease she contracted in 2014 while volunteering in the west African country of Liberia.

  • Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.

  • The Corrections Corporation of America headquarters are shown Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Private prison operator CCA wants to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claims female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Broadway opening night of "Hamilton" in New York. Parker said she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen. She has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saying she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.

  • Docs ask feds to probe use of live animals at USC med school

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The emergency-medicine training program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine violates federal law by using live animals, according to a complaint filed Thursday by a doctors group that seeks alternatives to using animals in medical education and research.

  • Dolphins, Marlins increase Zika-control efforts at stadiums

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they’ve intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.