• News

    Sons: Mississippi needs to execute 2 men for 1990 killings

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Two men from north Mississippi say that more than 26 years after their father, stepmother and younger half-siblings were killed, it's time for the state to execute the men convicted of the crime.Dean Parker and Scott Parker...

    By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press|

  • Business

    A pot of money: Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.The state's Department of Revenue says medical marijuana dispensaries were required to file their...


  • Environment

    More tests set for Yellowstone, tributaries after fish kill

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Wildlife workers will conduct tests on fish from additional areas of Montana to determine the extent of a disease blamed in a massive fish kill along the Yellowstone River, officials said Monday.The state indefinitely...

    By Matthew Brown, Associated Press|

  • News

    More sicknesses reported on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Paramedics responded Monday to another rash of illness among a group of people in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where police have attributed similar incidents to use of a synthetic form of marijuana known as...


  • News

    Florida sends another $5 million to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gov. Rick Scott has announced that the Florida Department of Health is allocating another $5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control.Earlier Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...


  • Business

    Long, hard recovery slog begins in flood-ravaged Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Storm victims spill out of the waiting rooms, some clutching water-stained documents, others with the long stare of those stricken by disaster, each with a story of personal tragedy about the Louisiana flood's devastation...

    Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns in US Southeast

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in the Southeastern U.S. in the years ahead, according to a study published on Monday.Research...

    By Jason Dearen, Associated Press|

  • News

    Researcher who led fight to eradicate smallpox dies at 87

    The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world's most feared contagious diseases, has died.Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87 when he died Friday at a hospice...

    By David Dishneau, Associated Press|

  • News

    Medical board asked to drop anti-abortion boss as president

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Groups representing doctors, consumers and women have asked the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board's leader because they say he can't be impartial in abortion-related cases.In a...

    By Julie Carr Smyth, AP Statehouse Correspondent|

  • Health

    Cal State system pushing students to graduate in 4 years

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Incoming freshmen at a recent orientation at California State University, Sacramento were greeted with a "Class of 2020" welcoming banner and administrators wearing green-and-white buttons reading: "Ask me how to finish...

    By Larrry Gordon, EdSource|

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