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  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic...

  • 2 Houston nursing home residents slain

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two residents of a Houston nursing home have been killed and police detained a third roommate for questioning. Sgt. Ben Williams said Wednesday that one man was dead at the scene while a second man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Williams...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Tests at 4,778 monitoring sites across China...

  • 178 applications for Clark Co. medi-pot businesses

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LAS VEGAs (AP) — Officials have received at least 178 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in Clark County. The Clark County Business License Department announced the totals 90 minutes before a 5 p.m. Tuesday submission deadline. The number...

  • Ohio mom plans plea change in cancer scheme case

    Updated: 47 min ago

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft. A filing by Emily Creno's (CRAY'-nohs) attorney in Licking County court...

  • Epidemiologist: Prevent tick-borne illnesses

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread...

  • Georgians urged to turn in unused medications

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with national, state and local law enforcement for its eighth National Prescription...

  • Insurance department starts network rules review

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Insurance Department is starting its work to assess how it decides whether insurance policies cover a sufficient number of doctors and other providers. The department is holding an organizational meeting Wednesday for a working group that will...

  • W.Va. officials promote drug take-back effort

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor and a West Virginia sheriff's office are promoting awareness of a prescription drug collection effort set for this weekend. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office have scheduled a National Prescription Drug...

  • Brewer vetoes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer said in a veto letter that the five-year cap could have meant throwing more...

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