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AP Fact Check: Obama doesn't always tell straight story

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

VA report shows 167 positions vacant at Danville hospital

DANVILLE — A new report mandated by Congress shows that the local Veterans Affairs hospital — and others like it across the country — are more than a little shorthanded, particularly when it comes to medical and dental positions.

AP Fact Check: Trump's not-so-strong Medicare, economy myths

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to dismiss his critics, President Donald Trump is fabricating the circumstances regarding jobs, the economy and the social safety net.

Pet Talk | Thinking inside the box

By UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Call it "house soiling," "inappropriate elimination," "going outside the box" or whatever you like: It is a big problem for cat owners.

The Law Q&A | The ins and outs of mental-health directives

In Homer's "The Odyssey," the hero Odysseus ordered his boat crew to lash him to the mast and not release him despite what he may later order while under the spell of the Sirens.

For the retirees, Sept. 9-16, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Modest premium hikes expected as Obamacare stabilizes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year's midterm elections.

C-U Public Health District offering hepatitis A vaccine

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is making free hepatitis A vaccine available to people considered to be at higher risk for infection.

The district is one of about two dozen public health departments working with the Illinois Department of Public Health to make the shots more readily available.

N.Y. mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor's office says 10 people hospitalized after a large commercial jet arrived from Dubai have tested positive for influenza.

South Champaign clinic no longer providing abortions

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Q: Is it true that Women's Health Practice in south Champaign has stopped doing abortions?