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  • John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a...

  • WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital,...

  • Va. facility processes crab blood for med tests

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with...

  • Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. "The Farewell Party" centers on a group of Jerusalem...

  • Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and...

  • UNK to host talk on psychiatric drug alternatives

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A national mental health expert is set to speak in Kearney about alternatives to psychiatric drugs. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting the presentation by Peter Breggin. Breggin, a Harvard University-trained psychiatrist, will give his talk at 7 p.m....

  • Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources' unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say...

  • Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday. An international search began Thursday for Ashya King, who has a severe brain tumor, after his parents removed him from a...

  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported. Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington. The health department also says the virus has been detected in a...

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn't have a name yet — seems...

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