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Former US president George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night at a Texas hospital Friday after experiencing breathing problems, but is in "high spirits," his spokesman said. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital. "President Bush remains in high spirits and continues to make progress, but he will remain at the Houston Methodist Hospital this evening," McGrath said in his latest update, without explaining the reasons for the extended stay. He was treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months at the hospital.
The consortium expanding the Panama Canal is making fresh claims for cost overruns totaling $737 million, officials said Friday. Canal administrator Jorge Quijano told reporters that the Panama Canal Authority had received two claims on Tuesday that "will be evaluated" to determine if there is probable cause.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Doctors in Houston have decided to keep former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the hospital for a fourth night since his bout with shortness of breath, though his condition has improved and he "remains in high spirits," his spokesman said on Friday. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday night and admitted for observation after experiencing breathing difficulties earlier that evening, according to his spokesman, Jim McGrath. There has been no word on whether the nation's 41st president is suffering from any particular ailment. ...