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  • Central Ala. VA leaders on administrative leave

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeast Network Director of the Veterans Administration announced a leadership shakeup for the embattled Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System. Regional VA director Charles Sepich said in a statement the facility's director, Charles Talton, and his...

  • Health officials warn against using unapproved med

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Public health officials in Maryland are warning residents against using an unapproved medication to treat children's colds that is being sold in some convenience stores in Latino communities. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in an email on Thursday...

  • Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year. Officials at the Secretary of...

  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola. International aid...

  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than...

  • LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU sent a collection letter this week to the research foundation running its hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying the foundation owes the university system $25.3 million and accusing it of using LSU like its "personal piggy bank." The Biomedical Research...

  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching." Jim Rigg,...

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker taking plea deal in Vegas cases

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An expelled Nevada state assemblyman plans to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a plea deal that would get him out of jail and into a mental health program. Democratic lawmaker Steven Brooks'...

  • Governor eyes suicide prevention at Taos bridge

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez wants the state Department of Transportation to do more to prevent suicides at the iconic Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in New Mexico. The department announced Wednesday that officials are preparing a plan to install 10 phones at the bridge near Taos....

  • Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor. His status isn't obvious in the crowd, and his confidence seems to work as camouflage. Johntrell Bowles has dreamed of...

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