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  • Auditor recommends penalties against Xerox

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An independent auditor has recommended Nevada levy penalties against Xerox, saying the company failed to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange. The auditor's review, discussed before the state's exchange board...

  • Paragould doctor held on $500,000 bond on charges

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist and obstetrician charged with taking photographs of a nude female patient has been ordered held on $500,000 bond. Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington says Dr. Paul Becton made his initial appearance in Greene County District Court...

  • State offers training for blind, visually impaired

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Instructors will teach attendees how to use various types of...

  • AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year. Turner worked...

  • Overdose deaths in Rhode Island climb to 85

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of accidental drug overdoses, bringing the total this year to 85, state health officials said Thursday, as they announced some new initiatives to deal with the crisis. Dr. Michael Fine, the state health director,...

  • Official: Recovering drug addicts should speak up

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The president's top adviser on drug policy urged those recovering from drug addiction to give hope to others by speaking out, saying that stigma and denial about substance abuse are obstacles to treatment. Michael Botticelli, acting director of the Office of...

  • Court: Fla. discrimination law covers pregnancy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state's civil rights laws include the protection of women discriminated against for pregnancy, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The opinion finds that the intent of current statute, though not explicitly addressing pregnancy, protects...

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the...

  • Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — An inmate with breast cancer was released from a Phoenix jail Thursday morning in order to receive life-saving surgery. Ruth Alvarez walked out of the Lower Buckeye Jail after agreeing to a plea deal with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Family members,...

  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances. House Bill 1231 (http://bit.ly/1f0nwoX ) becomes law July 1. Republican Bryant says he signed it Thursday, only after...

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