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  • Crosby returns to ice, 3 Penguins tested for mumps

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with mumps, while several teammates were tested for the virus as a precaution. Crosby worked out Wednesday for the first time after missing three games over the weekend. He could return to the lineup as...

  • UN chief heading to West Africa to see response to Ebola

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he's heading to West Africa to demonstrate the U.N.'s solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak and to see for himself how the world is responding. The U.N. chief will leave Wednesday night and...

  • Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmakers...

  • Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Dec. 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: On the West Virginia economic front, readers found good news and bad news in Tuesday's Daily Mail. The good news is that West Virginia has landed the North...

  • Fla. parole commission gives 'prison Houdini' hope

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape. Florida's parole commission voted Wednesday to move Mark DeFriest's potential release date from 2085 to March 2015 in a case his...

  • Michigan probe continues into meningitis outbreak

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a state investigation continues after federal indictments of 14 people in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide. Schuette spoke to reporters by phone Wednesday after participating...

  • Mom charged for giving sons pot for medical reasons

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan mother faces child abuse and other charges after authorities say she gave her 10- and 12-year-old sons marijuana for medical reasons. The 31-year-old woman from the village of Mesick in the Lower Peninsula attended a pretrial conference Tuesday in...

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Dec. 13 Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, on politicians hurting state: Even as Gov. Phil Bryant implores the state's business community to accentuate the positive, the governor's own policies are hampering much of what's wrong with...

  • UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of...

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