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  • Liberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning...

  • 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: 6 hr ago

    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: 6 hr ago

    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: 6 hr ago

    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: 7 hr ago

    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: 7 hr ago

    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: 7 hr ago

    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...

  • Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month. Former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Steele, 39, faces two counts of first-degree...

  • Judge hears health advocacy groups' lawsuit

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he plans to rule as early as next week on a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell heard the lawsuit filed by the Southern...

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