• UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end. A statement from Ban Ki-moon's office said Peter Jan Graaff...

  • Moving the future: To move forward, welcome your failures and nuture your passions

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Look in the mirror when you finish reading this. The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks. The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you...

  • Flandreau-based egg company on high-alert for bird flu

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A Flandreau-based company that houses about one-third of the egg-laying chickens in South Dakota is taking extra precautions as a deadly bird flu spreads at turkey and chicken farms throughout the Upper Midwest. Officials at Dakota Layers say they're increasing...

  • Deputy on leave after shooting mentally ill man

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) — Police say a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave with pay after shooting a mentally ill man who was being threatening with what appeared to be a gun. The mentally ill man's mother says her son Vincent Jones was holding a fake plastic gun....

  • Lawmaker emphasizes church, liberty in medical pot video

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After a failed first attempt to pass a medical marijuana law in conservative Utah, a Republican state senator is renewing his push for the bill in an online video where he invokes individual liberty, limited government and the memory of his grandfather, former...

  • Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...

  • Tours of late moviemaker John Hughes' home to benefit kids

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The 21-room home of late moviemaker John Hughes is open for public tours to help fund health programs for underserved children and women. The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago is hosting the tours April 25-May 17 at Hughes' former...

  • Bicycle ride will raise money for organ donation awareness

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Organizers of a bicycle ride aimed at raising awareness of organ donations are encouraging people to sign up for the June event. The first Organ Trail bike ride will be held June 13, with riders starting in North Liberty and choosing between 20-mile and 40-mile...

  • Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with...

  • Ohio ice cream maker says listeria found at plant

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio ice cream maker says listeria has been found in other pints and in its production facility. Listeria had been found in a pint of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Nebraska, leading the company on Thursday to recall its frozen treats from the shelves and...

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