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  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. Top Labor Department officials are unveiling the long-awaited rule Wednesday at an event in Morgantown, W.Va. Black lung is an...

  • Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida is opening a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis. Dr. Michael Lauzardo says that the 1,500 square-feet (139 square-meters) facility will bring graduate students from...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ____ MIDDLE GROUND NEEDED TO HELP THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS The question of which is more important, a person's right to privacy or a family's right to know when a loved one might be in danger because of mental health issues, has resurfaced. On...

  • Salve Regina gets $1M gift for nursing program

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Salve Regina University in Newport is starting a new graduate program in nursing with the help of a $1 million gift. School officials announced Wednesday that the program will begin in the fall semester, funded by a $1 million donation from the Rodgers Family...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on increasing scrutiny of plans for transporting oil by rail and barge through New York. April 18 On the surface the plan to transport tar sands oil in rail cars to a terminal at New Windsor, heat it and then load it on...

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic...

  • 2 Houston nursing home residents slain

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two residents of a Houston nursing home have been killed and police detained a third roommate for questioning. Sgt. Ben Williams said Wednesday that one man was dead at the scene while a second man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Williams...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Tests at 4,778 monitoring sites across China...

  • 178 applications for Clark Co. medi-pot businesses

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAs (AP) — Officials have received at least 178 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in Clark County. The Clark County Business License Department announced the totals 90 minutes before a 5 p.m. Tuesday submission deadline. The number...

  • Ohio mom plans plea change in cancer scheme case

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft. A filing by Emily Creno's (CRAY'-nohs) attorney in Licking County court...

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