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  • Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for a total of eight months, Jan Green says she heard the constant drip of water from a broken showerhead, pitting the concrjjete floor where she...

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. The...

  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely...

  • Medical marijuana advocates rallying at Statehouse

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates say they are frustrated with Gov. Deval Patrick's administration because the long-promised dispensaries where patients can purchase the drug are still not open. The Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance says patients, family members and...

  • DC mayor to discuss infant mortality efforts in NY

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is heading to New York to talk about the District's efforts to reduce infant mortality. Gray is participating in the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in Manhattan on Monday. The mayor and leaders of the nonprofit group...

  • Groundbreaking set for Midtown medical building

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a new 5-story medical office building in Detroit's resurging Midtown. The Wayne State University Physician Group will take part in Monday's ceremony on Woodward Avenue. The $68 million project is expected to open in 2016 and centralize...

  • Vermonters urged to 'take back' drugs Sept. 27

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters are urged to dispose of unwanted medications on this year's drug take-back day. The ninth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the Drug Enforcement Administration is...

  • Cook County authorities probe animal hospital

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said. A Dolton officer discovered the dogs when he brought a stray to the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, Sheriff's...

  • AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills. Many of the attendees at the 3rd Annual Pole Expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich...

  • New Haven briefing planned on children's virus


    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is hosting an informational briefing on enterovirus 68, the respiratory virus that has affected many children. DeLauro will be joined by the superintendent and director of school nursing for New Haven public schools and a pediatric...