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  • GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won't jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman...

  • Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification....

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Kearney Hub. Aug. 29, 2014. Lawmakers are ignoring immigration realities The problem with U.S. immigration policy is that it makes legal entry into the country so expensive, time-consuming and risky that instead of entering through the front door, foreigners are sneaking in through...

  • Mason City man sent to mental health facility

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father is being sent to the state's Cherokee Mental Health Institute. On Friday Judge Gregg Rosenbladt ruled that 43-year-old Thomas Barlas Jr. should be sent to the institute,...

  • Children's Hospital doctor heads group

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Children's Hospital physician has been elected president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists. The hospital says Dr. Joseph Ortenberg will serve a one-year term. The group's main purposes are promoting treatment quality and education about...

  • 19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The cases announced Monday raise to 22 the number of dengue infections thought...

  • No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for...

  • Officials urging holiday blood donations

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off. Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal...

  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three...

  • Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility. Now, finger-pointing and traded jabs of mismanagement...

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