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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 30

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 2 IDENTIFY MAN AS FAMU HAZING LEADER Two former band members who were on the bus the night a Florida A&M University drum major was fatally beaten during a hazing ritual identified Dante Martin...

  • Hiram College defending, rooting for Lauren Hill

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Hiram College women's basketball coach Emily Hays was sitting in the gym at Reynoldsburg High School last month, watching potential recruits show what they can do. Another coach sat down behind her and struck up a conversation. Mount St. Joseph coach Dan Benjamin...

  • Lawmaker predicts quick action on doctor licensing

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — An state legislator predicts that one of the first jobs tackled during the 2015 regular session will be to make changes to Arizona's currently backlogged licensing system for doctors. The State Medical Board earlier this month instituted and then lifted a freeze on...

  • Media poll shows wise support for 'patient choice'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who answered a poll indicated strong approval for the so-called patient choice act on next week's ballot. The survey done by KELO-TV (http://bit.ly/ZZS0TJ ) and the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/1u8q4e1 ) shows Initiated Measure 17 has support...

  • Mercer Island water continues to test clean

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The city of Mercer Island says 400 waters samples tested since Oct. 2 have all been found to be free of E. coli the prompted back-to-back boil water advisories. The Seattle suburb also said Wednesday that one resident who became sick during the incident was...

  • First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, and oil extracted from about half of the plants will be...

  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: Oct. 24 Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on citizen jihad: Two recent terrorist attacks in Canada by lone jihadists with ties to radical Islam show what civilized nations are up against in the fight against the Islamic State. Wednesday's...

  • A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. — ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalized under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina's constitution. Although...

  • Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: Oct. 28 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on flu, West Nile being greater threats: Although Ebola is grabbing the headlines, Louisiana residents have a much greater chance of catching the flu this season, and the consequences can be...

  • Cuomo: NY can encourage medical work in W. Africa

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's looking for ways to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola. The Democrat said he's asking the state's hospitals to recommend incentives that the state could offer doctors, nurses and other health...

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