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  • Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday that all 115 mosquito samples from 33 traps set statewide during the week of Aug. 18...

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne. Aug. 30, 2014 Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder "We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It's going to be very cold," Farmers' Almanac Managing Editor Sandi Duncan told the Associated Press. "The...

  • Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC. The organization said Tuesday morning that it raised...

  • Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face talks are over

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face contract talks with a union representing nurses and medical technicians are over because there's an impasse on a key issue. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1qwXzBY ) reports that administrators at Christus St. Vincent...

  • Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The transparent 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass wall outside the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall is...

  • Florida receives $300,000 in pharmacy settlement

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities. Bondi says the payment will resolve allegations...

  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an...

  • 9 steps a Japanese man took to 16 surrogate babies

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police say Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta followed nine key steps on his path to fathering 16 surrogate babies in Thailand, born starting in June 2013. It's unclear whether he went through all of the steps for every baby; four are in Cambodia and the rest remain...

  • University offering award to honor nurses

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville School of Nursing is asking for nominations for a new honor, the Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. Nursing School Dean Marcia Hern says since it's the school's 40th anniversary year, officials there want to recognize...

  • Kansas gets $350K to push healthier school meals

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal grants to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks. The Kansas Department of Education says it will use the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide training. The state also will take steps to...

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