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Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient

- An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show.

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North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettes

SEOUL - French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes, a pro-North newspaper reported on Wednesday, even as much of the population outside the capital struggles to feed itself.

25 Mar 2015

Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

NEW ORLEANS - When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue.

U.S., 25 Mar 2015

Missing in Missouri: two Bactrian camels

- The hunt is on for two missing Bactrian camels apparently taken from a central Missouri farm along with a pair of steers, authorities said on Wednesday.

25 Mar 2015

Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India's fashion catwalk

NEW DELHI - Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk.

25 Mar 2015

Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Park Service is weighing using dogs to drive off Canada geese that each foul the U.S. capital's National Mall with up to three pounds (1.4 kg) of droppings a day, the agency said on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2015