Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:57:13 -0400
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday.
The Latest: Chelsea Clinton to remain on foundation board
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:57:08 -0400
The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 3:55 p.m. A spokeswoman says Chelsea Clinton will remain on the board of directors of her family's foundation. Chelsea Clinton is the daughter ...
Zika may persist in vaginal tract: study
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:57:00 -0400
Zika may replicate in the vagina for several days after infection, researchers said Thursday after using lab mice to study sexual transmission of the virus blamed for serious birth defects. Infection with Zika via the vaginal tract may be a robust source of infection "with potentially dire consequences," said the study by a Yale University team, published in the journal Cell. When pregnant mice were infected vaginally with Zika, the virus amplified and spread from the genitals to the fetal brain.
Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:56:42 -0400
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police say three people are dead in what they are calling a homicide that may have involved a crossbow.
Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:53:46 -0400
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.
2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:52:09 -0400
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch.
Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:51:10 -0400
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players' union said Thursday.
Italy's Renzi promises to rebuild earthquake ravaged communities
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:49:39 -0400
Italy will rebuild communities devastated by this week's earthquake and will relaunch efforts to protect the country's buildings and infrastructure from natural disasters, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday. At least 250 people died after an earthquake struck the mountainous heart of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating a string of towns, villages and hamlets. "We cannot forget that we have a moral commitment towards the men and women of these places," Renzi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting called to discuss the government's response to the emergency.
Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:48:37 -0400
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.
2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:48:37 -0400
Two Catholic nuns were found slain in a Mississippi home where they lived when the women, both nurse practitioners, didn't report to work at a nearby hospital, authorities said Thursday. Durant Assistant ...