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  • Business

    Dole settles suits over listeria outbreak blamed for death

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio.The Springfield News-Sun reports...

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  • Accidents and disasters

    Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident.The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20...

    By Gideon Rubin, Associated Press|

  • Business

    California seeks control of unruly medical pot industry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry.State regulators released draft regulations Friday intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago.The...

    By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob...

    By Curt Anderson And Terry Spencer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

    HOUSTON (AP) Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that...

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  • News

    Florida officials: No Zika found in mosquito samples so far

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida agriculture officials say no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus so far this year.A statement from the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says nearly 90,000...

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  • Entertainment

    Maine poet wins international prize for work about dementia

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Maine poet's endearing piece about her husband's dementia has won an international poetry award.The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2pF07pR ) that Lee Sharkey was presented with the Ballymaloe International Poetry...

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  • Business

    Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) T.J. Owuanibe got his wish: The 14-year-old shared center stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens' top draft pick.The eighth grader at McDonogh School in Baltimore was diagnosed two...

    By David Ginsburg, AP Sports Writer|

  • Business

    Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoffs to still talk

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois Department of Corrections has withdrawn its plan to lay off 124 nurses while continuing to negotiate with the state employees' union.Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson said Thursday the department had...

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  • Business

    Police: Man pepper-sprayed autistic man eating free cookies

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) A former security guard faces charges after allegedly pepper-spraying an autistic man who was eating free cookies at a Minnesota grocery store.Timothy Knutsen of St. Paul is charged with two misdemeanor counts of...

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