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  • Shupe opens up about his battle with alcoholism

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — For the past 17 years, Jantry Shupe has battled alcoholism. The struggle has cost him greatly — two arrests for DUI, the business he co-founded, his seat on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and having the whole ordeal laid out in the media, before his friends...

  • UNH starts community care coordination program

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has created a program to fill a need expressed by medical and social service professionals to bridge services provided by hospitals and those in the community. The certificate program in community care coordination includes courses...

  • Reed highlights new law about burn injuries

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's senior U.S. senator is highlighting passage of a new law that modernizes the legal federal definition of "trauma" to include burn injuries. Sen. Jack Reed toured the Trauma Division and Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital Friday. He then joined...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for business

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number...

  • Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. The state attorney general's office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy...

  • La. abortion law ruling expected before Monday

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge will rule before Monday on a request to block enforcement of Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court, attorneys for both sides said Friday. The law, which requires doctors who perform...

  • Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An outbreak of botulism has killed thousands of ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California. The outbreak going on since July is not unusual, but it has been exacerbated by the drought, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun...

  • California mentally ill inmates get special units

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how...

  • HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called off a production moratorium after just a day because a performer's HIV test turned out to be a false positive. The Free Speech Coalition said in a statement Friday that further testing showed that the porn...

  • Injunction blocks Los Angeles marijuana market

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business. A preliminary injunction was issued Friday against operation of the outdoor medical pot market in the Boyle Heights area. It prevents the market from...

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