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  • 178 applications for Clark Co. medi-pot businesses

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    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

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    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

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    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

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    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...

  • W.Va. officials promote drug take-back effort

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor and a West Virginia sheriff's office are promoting awareness of a prescription drug collection effort set for this weekend. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office have scheduled a National Prescription Drug...

  • Brewer vetoes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer said in a veto letter that the five-year cap could have meant throwing more...

  • Injuries during land run re-enactment at Mustang

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — Three people, including at least one student, were hospitalized after an accident at a Mustang elementary school during a re-enactment of the Oklahoma land run. Authorities say all three are in good condition. Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman...

  • House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments. The bill would permit use of "hemp extract" with little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and...

  • Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are at the root of...

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide...

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