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  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton). Sept. 23. Tragedy need not tarnish our quality of life As the Copper Country reels from our third homicide in less than a year, it is natural to feel afraid, to feel threatened, to feel that many of the problems that plague America's big cities...

  • Insurer to offer free flu shots Wednesday

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will be giving out free flu shots in South Burlington. The insurance company will hold the event on Wednesday at its Information and Wellness Center in the Blue Mall. It will be offering the vaccinations in place of...

  • Prison agency gets $1 million to fight injuries

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Correction has been awarded nearly $1 million to identify offenders with traumatic brain injuries and help them avoid a return to prison. The four-year federal grant came from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health...

  • Australia won't send Ebola doctors to West Africa

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus. Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors...

  • Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict. But...

  • Man suffers serious injuries in dirt bike accident

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    LITCHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a man has suffered serious injuries after losing control of a dirt bike while he attempted a jump. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 23-year-old Nathan Davan of Hudson was airlifted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in...

  • Loss to Gophers the latest indignity for Michigan

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No matter what the future holds for Michigan coach Brady Hoke, the Wolverines' loss to Minnesota certainly looked like a low point of his tenure. The Golden Gophers dominated Michigan in a 30-14 victory Saturday — the second straight home loss for the...

  • Massachusetts DA to host suicide prevention course

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan will host a suicide prevention program aimed at teaching school employees how to more readily identify potentially suicidal adolescents and how to get them help. Barry Feldman, a psychologist at the University of...

  • Group to vaccinate 200k Florida students for free

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida organization is helping to provide free flu vaccinations to 200,000 students this school year. Families Fighting Flu and Healthy Schools LLC will give children around the state the opportunity to get the nasal-inhaled vaccine whether or not they...

  • Orders for Devon Still jersey approaching 10,000

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have received orders for nearly 10,000 Devon Still jerseys, part of an initiative to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research. Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, is being treated for cancer. She had surgery last week. The Bengals offered to...

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