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  • Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis. Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain...

  • Government drafting birth control accommodation

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs. The government has been searching for solutions...

  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and continued to burn late Tuesday...

  • Md. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar. The judge ruled Thursday that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with...

  • Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates. The city's Board...

  • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones. The security breach at...

  • Maryland church built in 1773 ravaged by fire

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland. Oliver J. Alkire, senior deputy state fire marshal, said in a news release that the fire was reported at St. Paul's Episcopal Church just before...

  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in...

  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production...

  • Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday. In a three-hour presentation in New...

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