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  • Judge to let most of new abortion law take effect

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge said Wednesday he plans to let a new law take effect next month to restrict the use of certain abortion-inducing drugs, but is temporarily suspending any parts of the law that subject abortion providers to liability. District Judge Robert...

  • DEA launching Arizona prescription drug tip line

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is launching a new tip line they hope citizens will use to turn in people they suspect are involved in illegal prescription drug activity. The internet-based tip service allows anyone with a cell phone to quickly send an...

  • Man pleads guilty in UP marijuana school odor case

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula man has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in an investigation that was triggered by a pot odor on his 6-year-old daughter at school. Randall Fieck appeared in Marquette federal court on Wednesday after failing to convince a judge that...

  • Dallas hospital caught in spotlight in Ebola case

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Five things to know about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient died: EMERGENCY ROOM WEAKNESSES Presbyterian's emergency department failed to meet five national benchmarks of patient care, according to the hospital's...

  • Rams safety McDonald held out with concussion

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald did not practice due to concussion-like symptoms. McDonald's presence was a bit of a surprise on the injury report Wednesday, given coach Jeff Fisher made no mention of it and McDonald played every snap in last week's victory over...

  • Officials vaccinating raccoons in northeast Ala.

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department Public Health is partnering with federal officials to vaccinate raccoons against rabies in northeast Alabama. State officials said in a statement Wednesday that they're working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ___ Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing...

  • 457 test negative for Ebola at NY-area airports

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the agency that operates the New York area's major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has tested positive since the program began this month and, as an extra precautionary measure, he has ordered stricter cleaning...

  • Gov. Christie announces Ebola joint response team

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat. Christie on Wednesday announced the creation of a joint response team to...

  • Ebola monitoring in Md. to depend on circumstances

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are working on a plan to monitor every person who returns to Maryland from countries stricken by Ebola, but the extent of the monitoring will depend on individual circumstances, the state's health secretary said Wednesday. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said...

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