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  • S. Windsor dispensary to sell medical marijuana

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary facility has opened in South Windsor, joining five others already doing business in Connecticut. Prime Wellness of Connecticut will sell Connecticut-produced marijuana products to seriously ill patients who have registered...

  • New Mexico has year's 1st human case of West Nile

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 45-year-old woman from San Juan County is the first human case of West Nile virus identified in New Mexico this year. The name of the woman wasn't released Wednesday. New Mexico Department of Health officials say the woman isn't hospitalized...

  • Ohio abortion clinic ends fight over closure order

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area abortion clinic has ended its fight with the state over a license revocation and will stop performing surgical abortions this week, clinic officials said Wednesday, blaming Gov. John Kasich and accusing him of trying to end all abortions in Ohio....

  • Alabama's infant mortality rate declines

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's infant mortality rate declined in 2013, and the infant mortality rate for black infants fell to its lowest level ever. The state Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the 2013 rate for all infants was 8.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. That...

  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa....

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: August 19 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on upsurge in pistol permits: Look at 10 adults around you. Chances are, one of them is licensed to carry a hidden pistol, making him or her ready to kill. West Virginia has about 1.2 million...

  • Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: August 18 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on board splits go to voters: While this fall's Louisiana election for U.S. Senate will get most of the spotlight, area school board races also are worth watching. Election qualifying,...

  • Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman took an ice-cold shower outside his home to raise awareness about a devastating disease. Heineman completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday with help from his wife, first lady Sally Ganem. People who take the challenge dowse themselves...

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: August 18 Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, on teen pregnancy: We congratulate Mississippi teens for showing an increasing amount of common sense. We're talking about the 15 percent decline (at least) in the teen birth rate and we...

  • Huskers send video to boy being treated for cancer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coaches and players are showing support in a video message for the 8-year-old cancer patient they befriended two years ago. Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Nebraska, received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. He traveled to...

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