• Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died...

  • Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward...

  • WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, several dozen of WHO's member countries...

  • Nevada governor seeks to expand autism care program

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Plans seeking more money for education and wholesale changes to the tax code are certain to spark debate in Nevada this session, but they weren't the only dramatic shifts Gov. Brian Sandoval called for in his State of the State address. The Republican governor...

  • Lawmakers to mull child abuse, disease outbreaks and roads

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state's ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third...

  • Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers is pushing legislation that would require public school teachers receive more suicide prevention education. An Assembly committee approved the measure late last year while Republican state Sen. Diane Allen introduced a...

  • USD offering camp for students interested in health care

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — High school students interested in pursuing health care careers can now sign up for a health-care themed summer camp at the University of South Dakota. Registration for the university's 9th annual HealthCare Careers Summer Camp is now open to students who will...

  • Ga. inmate who's come close to death 3 times to die Tuesday

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week. Warren Lee Hill, 54, who was sentenced to death in August 1991, was first scheduled to die two and a half years ago. Challenges filed by his lawyers...

  • Nebraska could require carbon monoxide detectors in homes

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in houses and apartments. A bill set for a legislative hearing this week would add Nebraska to a growing list of states that require the devices in addition...

  • New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases....

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