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  • Abortion opponents urge Pryor to back 20-week ban

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion opponents urged Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of the nationally watched Arkansas race. A coalition of...

  • New challenge for Ga. death penalty provision

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate on Friday filed a new challenge to the state's requirement for defendants to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt to be spared execution on those grounds. The lawsuit filed in Butts County Superior Court says a U.S. Supreme...

  • Bosma to pull Turner from leadership post-scandal

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Rep. Eric Turner is losing his House leadership role because of "irreconcilable conflicts" arising from his use of his public office to benefit his family's nursing home business, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Friday. An Associated Press investigation...

  • Maine company recalls 25,192 pounds of beef

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine company is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease. State officials announced Friday that Bubier Meats of Greene is recalling fresh beef...

  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they...

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning will not mean there is no Ebola in the West Point Slum. But...

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ),...

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha...

  • Woman nearing end of pregnancy killed in crash

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 20-year-old Boise woman nearing the end of her pregnancy has died in a motorcycle crash in Boise. Brittany VanHorn died Thursday of blunt force trauma after a vehicle struck the motorcycle on which she was a passenger. Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg says an...

  • Cabbage likely caused Minnesota E. coli outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cabbage likely was contaminated before it was distributed to restaurants....

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