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  • W.Va. gets $9.7 million grant to curb gun violence

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education is getting a grant to curb gun violence by connecting families, schools and communities to mental health services. The agency is set to receive the $9.7 million from Project AWARE. West Virginia is one of 120 states...

  • Terminally ill woman fulfills bucket-list wish

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: She visited the Grand Canyon. Brittany Maynard visited the national park with her family last week. Maynard, who has...

  • Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said....

  • DHEC: SC infant mortality lowest in decades

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's infant mortality rate has dropped to its lowest point in decades, which could be an anomaly or the sign of change in the right direction, public health officials said Wednesday. The state's rate of babies dying before their first birthday in 2013...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: Oct. 29 News Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida, on crowdfunding public education: At the intersection of opportunity and need lies an innovative method for bridging gaps in public education funding. Find it & Fund it, Florida!...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Oct. 28 The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia, on safe water: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued its final version of just how aboveground storage tanks will be regulated in the state. The...

  • US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. A mid-level official of the...

  • Lab tech: Dead doctor's blood had 'lethal' poison

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A neurologist who died after suddenly falling ill had a "very, very high" level of cyanide in her blood, a lab technician testified Wednesday at the criminal homicide trial for her husband, a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher. The technician, Sonia Obcemea,...

  • Ind. health officials monitor 5 for Ebola symptoms

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are monitoring five people who recently traveled to Indiana from the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia for symptoms common with Ebola disease. The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that all five people are...

  • Alabama editorial roundup

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: Oct. 27 Anniston (Alabama) Star on state deserving better for governor: In early 2012, Gov. Robert Bentley, who had been on the job for 12 months, assured the audience at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's annual lunch that he wished...

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