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  • Maine doctor loses appeal in civil rights case

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court refused to clear an emergency room physician of a Richmond woman's claim that he violated her civil rights. Linda Clifford sued Dr. Scott Kemmerer and MaineGeneral Medical Center about her treatment at the Augusta hospital's...

  • Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

    Yesterday

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis. The 1,500 square-feet (139 square-meters) facility will bring graduate students from outside Haiti to train...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Yesterday

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ____ MIDDLE GROUND NEEDED TO HELP THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS The question of which is more important, a person's right to privacy or a family's right to know when a loved one might be in danger because of mental health issues, has resurfaced. On...

  • Salve Regina gets $1M gift for nursing program

    Yesterday

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Salve Regina University in Newport is starting a new graduate program in nursing with the help of a $1 million gift. School officials announced Wednesday that the program will begin in the fall semester, funded by a $1 million donation from the Rodgers Family...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on increasing scrutiny of plans for transporting oil by rail and barge through New York. April 18 On the surface the plan to transport tar sands oil in rail cars to a terminal at New Windsor, heat it and then load it on...

  • China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Tests at 4,778 monitoring sites across China...

  • 178 applications for Clark Co. medi-pot businesses

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAs (AP) — Officials have received at least 178 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in Clark County. The Clark County Business License Department announced the totals 90 minutes before a 5 p.m. Tuesday submission deadline. The number...

  • Ohio mom plans plea change in cancer scheme case

    Yesterday

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft. A filing by Emily Creno's (CRAY'-nohs) attorney in Licking County court...

  • Epidemiologist: Prevent tick-borne illnesses

    Yesterday

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread...

  • Georgians urged to turn in unused medications

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with national, state and local law enforcement for its eighth National Prescription...

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