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  • Marijuana trade show coming to Bangor Saturday

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is in Bangor on Saturday. Homegrown Maine 2014 takes place at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A...

  • Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county. A Delaware General Health District spokeswoman said Friday that students who...

  • Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman...

  • MUSC picks department head as new president

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina has hired from within in selecting its new president, a surgeon who has worked at the university for two decades. The university board of trustees on Thursday selected as president Dr. David Cole, the chairman of the...

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals. Three cases of equine herpesvirus have been documented this year in...

  • North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Officials said two people died from the flu last week, bringing the deaths from the viral illness to 100. The worst week came in late January, when a dozen people died....

  • Rochester mayor hospitalized with flu

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized with the flu. Local media report that Warren went to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance late Wednesday. A spokeswoman says Warren was suffering from the flu and dehydration, but is getting better. Warren...

  • Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations sued the federal government in January. They're trying...

  • Christian broadcaster James Dobson of Colorado Springs wins health care injunction

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    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DENVER — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jQ9bg9 ) about 74 people fell ill from norovirus at an April 5 wedding in West...

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