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  • Injuries during land run re-enactment at Mustang

    Yesterday

    MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — Three people, including at least one student, were hospitalized after an accident at a Mustang elementary school during a re-enactment of the Oklahoma land run. Authorities say all three are in good condition. Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman...

  • House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

    Yesterday

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments. The bill would permit use of "hemp extract" with little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and...

  • Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are at the root of...

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

    Yesterday

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide...

  • Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill

    Yesterday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nurse practitioners still must collaborate with doctors in order to practice in Nebraska, after Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have changed state regulations to give them more independence. The measure would have removed the requirement that...

  • State issues restrictions for painkiller Zohydro

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — After a federal judge struck down Massachusetts' first-of-its-kind ban of the painkiller Zohydro, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying another approach: imposing more requirements on doctors who prescribe the powerful new drug. The governor's office announced late Tuesday that...

  • Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions. The bill signed Tuesday was written in response to a recent...

  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking...

  • NDSU proposing center to research food security

    Yesterday

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A university located in the middle of fertile North Dakota farmland is planning a new center to research and help develop a safe and healthy food supply for people around the world. North Dakota State University officials say the proposed Global Institute of Food...

  • Business Highlights

    Yesterday

    ___ Job market for college grads better but still weak WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market for college graduates is brightening a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates was 10.9 percent. That's down from 13.3 percent in 2012. But...

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