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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Senate backs off on meth bill, adopts weaker limit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate has backed down in its standoff with the House over Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine. The bill headed for the governor's signature will require a prescription to obtain...

  • Hospice owner, manager charged with Medicare fraud

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A hospice in Chandler, its owner and the general manager have been charged in a 39-count federal indictment with defrauding Medicare. U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats said Thursday that Prairie View Hospice, owner Paula Kluding and manager Patricia Carter are each...

  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure. In June...

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