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  • 5 jurors picked for doc's cyanide poisoning trial

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys have selected five of 16 jurors needed for the trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide. Allegheny County prosecutors and defense attorneys for Dr. Robert Ferrante, 65, chose the jurors out of the first 18 people questioned before breaking for...

  • Ruling: Pot law doesn't provide DUI immunity

    PHOENIX (AP) — A state appellate court ruling says Arizona's medical marijuana law doesn't give authorized users immunity from prosecution under a law against driving while there is marijuana or its chemical compound in a person's body. A jury had acquitted a man of driving while impaired but convicted him of driving under a DUI law...

  • Walker outlines abortion, gay marriage positions

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn't said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. In the Sept. 5 letter to Wisconsin Family Action, Walker says he passed legislation that gives women...

  • Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across from the state Capitol in Nashville to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee. About 100 people attended Tuesday's event, which included a processional with a casket....

  • Indiana updates Ebola hotline for hearing impaired

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health says it has a new Ebola hotline number for the hearing impaired. The agency announced Monday the opening of a hotline where health representatives can answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola. The regular call center telephone number is (877) 826-0011, and...

  • UALR students gathering Ebola relief supplies

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's chapter of Young Life College is partnering with other schools around the state to help deliver supplies to Ebola victims in West Africa. Items will be collected in the UALR Donaghey Student Center Wednesday and Thursday. Supplies may also be dropped off at the UALR Kappa...

  • NC hospitals have gear in place for Ebola

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hospital officials in several of North Carolina's largest cities say they have protective gear and procedures ready in case they need to treat an Ebola patient. The Associated Press spoke to hospital officials in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh as part of an informal survey on Ebola preparedness. The hospitals...

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Tribune-Star, Terre Haute. Oct. 20, 2014. An antidote for Ebola Overload With each headline, it gets closer to home By now, the sight of workers in hazmat suits and the magnified image of the Ebola virus are parts of our daily lives. Welcome to Ebola Overload. Ebola is everywhere. On all of the cable news channels. Big headlines in...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: The Associated Press would like to request your help in assembling the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to submit editorials that you would like...

  • Bees sting 20 students at Fort Worth-area school

    SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — At least 20 sixth-graders at a North Texas school have been treated for bee stings in an attack during an outdoor physical education class. MedStar EMS reports four students were transported to hospitals following Tuesday's incident at Highland Middle School in Saginaw, near Fort Worth. A spokeswoman with the Eagle...

  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty,...

  • Texas to create 2 units to treat Ebola patients

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas will create containment facilities in North Texas and Galveston to treat any future Ebola patients. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that facilities in Galveston and the Dallas suburb of Richardson will take in any future patients diagnosed with the disease that has killed one person at a Dallas hospital and infected two...

  • Man who fired shots with kids nearby gets 18 years

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of chasing and firing at another man as children were preparing to catch their school bus is going to prison for 18 years for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Forty-four-year-old Jerome Hudson was subject to enhanced sentence guidelines because of prior convictions for drug offenses and...

  • Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Tuesday that Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola, in response to GOP officials who say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address public health concerns. Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said...

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for WHO, said clinical trials that are either underway...

  • Prescott VA hospital detects Legionnaires' disease

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has flushed and decontaminated its Prescott hospital's water system after detecting the bacterium that causes the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease. According to The Daily Courier ( ), VA spokeswoman Jean Schaefer says the bacterium was detected Oct. 14...

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