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  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Dec. 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: On the West Virginia economic front, readers found good news and bad news in Tuesday's Daily Mail. The good news is that West Virginia has landed the North...

  • Fla. parole commission gives 'prison Houdini' hope

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape. Florida's parole commission voted Wednesday to move Mark DeFriest's potential release date from 2085 to March 2015 in a case his...

  • Michigan probe continues into meningitis outbreak

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a state investigation continues after federal indictments of 14 people in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide. Schuette spoke to reporters by phone Wednesday after participating...

  • Mom charged for giving sons pot for medical reasons

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan mother faces child abuse and other charges after authorities say she gave her 10- and 12-year-old sons marijuana for medical reasons. The 31-year-old woman from the village of Mesick in the Lower Peninsula attended a pretrial conference Tuesday in...

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Dec. 13 Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, on politicians hurting state: Even as Gov. Phil Bryant implores the state's business community to accentuate the positive, the governor's own policies are hampering much of what's wrong with...

  • UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of...

  • Rhode Island to get grant to improve health care

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will receive up to $20 million in federal funding to improve health care quality, accessibility and affordability. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it awarded Rhode Island the grant to test an innovate plan to implement and...

  • House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop the disease's spread. President Ernest Bai Koroma launched "Operation...

  • Texas woman free on bond in salt poisoning case

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman has been released on bond while she awaits a new trial after being convicted of capital murder in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her foster son. Thirty-seven-year-old Hannah Overton of Corpus Christi was released Tuesday after serving...

  • Indiana senator plans medical marijuana proposal

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator says she plans to push for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Indiana. Democratic Sen. Karen Tallian of Portage says she'll introduce a bill for the upcoming legislative session to allow people with certain health problems to legally use...

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