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  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Herald, Williston, Sept. 6, 2014 Housing: The unfair impact It's a cruel irony to see Barbara Vondell walk away from the Senate race, forced out by the very issue she sought to correct. Williston's foremost voice on the shocking and ridiculous...

  • Stamford resident contracts west Nile virus

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Stamford resident contracted West Nile virus and has been treated and released from the hospital. The unidentified resident is the second person in Connecticut this season to test positive for the...

  • Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and various forms of abuse at the hands of the facilities' employees. Three separate lawsuits were...

  • Groundbreaking set in Troy for children's hospital

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TROY, Mich. (AP) — Groundbreaking is scheduled for a pediatric specialty care hospital in Oakland County. An invitation-only ceremony will be held Thursday morning at the site for the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Troy, about 14 miles north of Detroit. Officials say the...

  • Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease. The Missouri Department of Conservation is requesting the samples to test for chronic wasting disease. The disease is always...

  • Penrose-St. Francis offering free flu vaccinations throughout Pikes Peak region

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Free flu shots will be available at eight community clinics held throughout Colorado Springs beginning this month. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Walgreens, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and several local organizations to offer the clinics, where...

  • First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases. Mrs. Obama was making her first visit to St....

  • Enterovirus 68 confirmed in Minnesota

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined a group of states reporting a respiratory illness caused by the virus known as enterovirus 68. State health officials said Wednesday that a case was confirmed Tuesday evening via lab tests from child hospitalized with acute symptoms. The...

  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount...

  • Medi-Cal patients sue over application backlog

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medi-Cal patients and health care advocates filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday for leaving hundreds of thousands of low-income and disabled people waiting months for care. The suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court aims to get the California...

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