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  • Medical marijuana supporters flock to Maine show

    Yesterday

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry's largest trade show. The one-day Homegrown Maine 2014 event is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine...

  • NC woman to climb Kilimanjaro to focus on diabetes

    Yesterday

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes. Thea Nunez will be the only American in a group of 20 people who all live with Type 1 diabetes. They're scaling Africa's tallest...

  • Even in death, Tampa teen's heart keeps giving

    Yesterday

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious. He was finally going to meet Garrett Leopold, a skinny, dark-haired 17-year-old who lived in the small Polk County town of Mulberry. Pierce had reached out by text, but the two...

  • Woman sues Arkansas doctor charged with voyeurism

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 23-year-old Arkansas woman has filed a lawsuit against a Paragould gynecologist who was charged this week with video voyeurism, alleging she caught the doctor taking nude photos of her during an examination this month, her lawyer said Friday. State police...

  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of...

  • Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in...

  • Court: NYC must support ill inmates leaving jail

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has ruled city officials must provide more individualized discharge plans for mentally ill inmates leaving city jails. A Manhattan state Supreme Court justice upheld Friday a 2003 settlement agreement between lawyers for the mentally ill and...

  • Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county. A Delaware General Health District spokeswoman said Friday that students who...

  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among...

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut,...

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