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  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely...

  • Medical marijuana advocates rallying at Statehouse

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates say they are frustrated with Gov. Deval Patrick's administration because the long-promised dispensaries where patients can purchase the drug are still not open. The Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance says patients, family members and...

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Illinois state agencies will accept applications for medical marijuana businesses until 3 p.m. Monday. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of Agriculture will take applications for dispensaries and cultivation centers. The...

  • DC mayor to discuss infant mortality efforts in NY

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is heading to New York to talk about the District's efforts to reduce infant mortality. Gray is participating in the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in Manhattan on Monday. The mayor and leaders of the nonprofit group...

  • Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital. Manuel Garcia Viejo, a medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, arrived on a...

  • Groundbreaking set for Midtown medical building

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a new 5-story medical office building in Detroit's resurging Midtown. The Wayne State University Physician Group will take part in Monday's ceremony on Woodward Avenue. The $68 million project is expected to open in 2016 and centralize...

  • Vermonters urged to 'take back' drugs Sept. 27

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters are urged to dispose of unwanted medications on this year's drug take-back day. The ninth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the Drug Enforcement Administration is...

  • Cook County authorities probe animal hospital

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said. A Dolton officer discovered the dogs when he brought a stray to the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, Sheriff's...

  • AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills. Many of the attendees at the 3rd Annual Pole Expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich...

  • New Haven briefing planned on children's virus

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is hosting an informational briefing on enterovirus 68, the respiratory virus that has affected many children. DeLauro will be joined by the superintendent and director of school nursing for New Haven public schools and a pediatric...

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