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  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    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: 14 hr ago

    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: 14 hr ago

    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...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    Updated: 17 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: 17 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: 18 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...

  • Epidemiologist: Prevent tick-borne illnesses

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread...

  • Georgians urged to turn in unused medications

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with national, state and local law enforcement for its eighth National Prescription...

  • W.Va. officials promote drug take-back effort

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor and a West Virginia sheriff's office are promoting awareness of a prescription drug collection effort set for this weekend. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office have scheduled a National Prescription Drug...

  • Brewer vetoes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer said in a veto letter that the five-year cap could have meant throwing more...

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