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  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine...

  • Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths. "Stories report we have fallen short in specific instances with regard to facility leadership,...

  • Genetically modified food labels to be on ballot

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A proposal requiring genetically modified food to be labeled is headed to Colorado's ballot. Backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place it on November's ballot as Proposition 105, Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Wednesday. The Right to...

  • Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the...

  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held...

  • S. Windsor dispensary to sell medical marijuana

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary facility has opened in South Windsor, joining five others already doing business in Connecticut. Prime Wellness of Connecticut will sell Connecticut-produced marijuana products to seriously ill patients who have registered...

  • New Mexico has year's 1st human case of West Nile

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 45-year-old woman from San Juan County is the first human case of West Nile virus identified in New Mexico this year. The name of the woman wasn't released Wednesday. New Mexico Department of Health officials say the woman isn't hospitalized...

  • Teachout again survives NY residency challenge

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Zephyr Teachout survived another attempt by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters to knock her off next month's Democratic primary ballot after a judicial panel ruled Wednesday that she is eligible to run. The decision ends an effort mounted by two men listed online as...

  • Father of Norway's mass murderer asks: What if?

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent. Jens Breivik, a retired Norwegian diplomat living in southern France, got a divorce when his son was only a year old...

  • Ohio abortion clinic ends fight over closure order

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area abortion clinic has ended its fight with the state over a license revocation and will stop performing surgical abortions this week, clinic officials said Wednesday, blaming Gov. John Kasich and accusing him of trying to end all abortions in Ohio....

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