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  • Oregon GMO measure may be headed for recount

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon ballot measure that would require labels for genetically engineered foods may be heading for an automatic recount. The measure was rejected, but results released Thursday by Multnomah County pushed the margin of defeat to a mere 0.1 percent. That's...

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 18 Illnesses linked to raw milk in Wisconsin argue against wider sales Advocates for food rights who seem to want to take Wisconsin back to the 1920s should pay special attention to a developing story in western Wisconsin, where 38 people were...

  • Swine disease outbreak prompts Oahu pig quarantine

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture is halting the movement of pigs from Oahu farms after an outbreak of a serious swine disease at a Waianae farm. The department said Thursday the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus only affects pigs and doesn't pose a risk to people or...

  • Thune wants visa ban from Ebola-affected countries

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune has joined other Republicans in calling for a temporary visa ban on those attempting to travel to the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. Thune says he has "questions" about the country's ability to manage "the threat that...

  • Appeals court hears emergency contraceptives case

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers presented arguments Thursday in a case involving a decision by the state of Washington to force a pharmacy to provide the Plan B emergency contraceptive even if they have moral or religious objections. The arguments before a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • Doctors can't be charged for marijuana referrals

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that doctors who certify a patient could benefit from using medical marijuana can't be criminally charged if they fail to review a year's worth of the patient's records. Thursday's decision affirms the dismissal of forgery and...

  • Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call with...

  • Court sides with union over Pa. health centers

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with a union that represents nurses Thursday and put a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the state's county-based health centers. The court ordered the administration to stop...

  • Immigrants from Ebola countries won't be sent home

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis are being offered work permits and temporary protection from deportation. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says immigrants from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia who have been...

  • Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday. The verdict, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, came...

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