• Grand Rapids gets $1 million to clean future research site

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The state says Grand Rapids is getting $1 million to help clean up the site of Michigan State University's future $85.1 million biomedical research center. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on Monday announced the grant to address brownfield...

  • Senate OKs '3 strikes' plan to revoke nursing home licenses

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a plan to revoke licenses of nursing homes authorities cite for resident abuse or neglect violations three times in a two-year period. The so-called "3 strikes" proposal by Republican Sen. Charles Schwertner of Georgetown passed 30-0...

  • NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire. One of the men died, the other was injured and a police...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ___ Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds...

  • Bill would remove underage drinking penalty in emergencies

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill granting amnesty to underage drinkers who report a medical emergency. Several members of the Nevada Youth Legislature presented SB 464 on Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Current law makes it a misdemeanor crime...

  • Report: 15 rural Kentucky hospitals in danger of closing

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One minute before midnight Tuesday, the only hospital in Fulton County will close its doors for good, forcing the county's roughly 6,000 people to drive to Tennessee for emergencies and signaling the end of 190 jobs and about 12 percent of the city of Fulton's tax...

  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and scientific articles that males are in the...

  • House panel passes needle exchange bill over HIV outbreak

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In response to the HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, House committee members approved a bill Monday that would allow high-risk counties to implement their own needle exchange program to help prevent the future spread of diseases. Health officials say 81 people who...

  • Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia currently has no...

  • UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday. Judge Robert Owen said he was willing to grant Dmitry Kovtun "core participant" status at the...

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