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Heroin doesn’t have to be a killer

NBA - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:04
BALTIMORE — It’s a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide. I’m talking about drug overdoses, taking close to 44,000 lives a year. These often follow a pipeline from prescription painkillers to heroin — a […]
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Heroin doesn’t have to be a killer

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:04
BALTIMORE — It’s a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide. I’m talking about drug overdoses, taking close to 44,000 lives a year. These often follow a pipeline from prescription painkillers to heroin — a […]
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Heroin doesn’t have to be a killer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:04
BALTIMORE — It’s a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide. I’m talking about drug overdoses, taking close to 44,000 lives a year. These often follow a pipeline from prescription painkillers to heroin — a […]

Oregon lawmakers getting closer on shaping new pot industry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:02

FILE - In this November, 2014 file photo, a sample of cannabis is on display at Shango Premium Cannabis dispensary in Portland, Ore. Oregonians over 21 will be able to grow and possess small amounts of recreational marijuana starting July 1, but retail sales cannot begin until lawmakers finish legislation offering guidelines for regulators. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — In less than a month, Oregonians over age 21 will be able to legally grow, own and consume their own small amounts of recreational marijuana.


NTSB: Collision avoidance systems should be standard in cars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers should immediately include as standard equipment in all new cars and commercial trucks systems that automatically brake or warn drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.

Crews battle 4-alarm fire in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:54

20 homes damaged, dozens displaced in 6-alarm Hamilton Township fireFirefighters are battling a multi-alarm fire that has spread to eight homes in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.


Washington state to break ground on wildlife bridge over major highway - Yahoo News

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:52

Washington state to break ground on wildlife bridge over major highway
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The Washington State Department of Transportation will break ground on Tuesday on the crossing, which will span Interstate 90, a major thoroughfare that links the Seattle area with eastern Washington as it meanders across the United States, agency ...

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US army shuts website after hacking

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:46
The US army temporarily takes down its website after a hacking attack, claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army group.
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Mississippi blogger pleads guilty in U.S. senator's wife photo case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:46
By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi political blogger accused of breaking into a nursing home to videotape the ailing wife of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit burglary, according to a local district attorney. Clayton Kelly, 29, could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Kelly briefly posted the image in an online video attacking Cochran, a Republican then locked in a primary battle with Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel.

Cuomo Finds Prison Emergency Is Also an Opportunity

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:46
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has toured the airwaves over the last several days, hurling himself into a crisis generated neither by lawmaking procedures in Albany, nor by a federal prosecutor’s office.







Gay couples in Guam start applying for marriage licenses

NBA - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:45
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Two lesbian couples were among the first gay couples seeking to get married in Guam, which has become the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriages. Couples on Tuesday morning local time lined up at the Office of Vital Statistics, where marriage licenses are issued. Among them were Loretta M. Pangelinan, […]
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Gay couples in Guam start applying for marriage licenses

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:45
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Two lesbian couples were among the first gay couples seeking to get married in Guam, which has become the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriages. Couples on Tuesday morning local time lined up at the Office of Vital Statistics, where marriage licenses are issued. Among them were Loretta M. Pangelinan, […]
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Gay couples in Guam start applying for marriage licenses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:45
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Two lesbian couples were among the first gay couples seeking to get married in Guam, which has become the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriages. Couples on Tuesday morning local time lined up at the Office of Vital Statistics, where marriage licenses are issued. Among them were Loretta M. Pangelinan, […]

Study: Some for-profit hospitals charging 10x Medicare rates

NBA - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:42
MIAMI (AP) — Twenty of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida — and all but one of them are for-profit, according to a study released Monday. Most states don’t limit what hospitals charge for their services, making it easier for hospitals to set billing rates several […]
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Study: Some for-profit hospitals charging 10x Medicare rates

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:42
MIAMI (AP) — Twenty of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida — and all but one of them are for-profit, according to a study released Monday. Most states don’t limit what hospitals charge for their services, making it easier for hospitals to set billing rates several […]
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Study: Some for-profit hospitals charging 10x Medicare rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:42
MIAMI (AP) — Twenty of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida — and all but one of them are for-profit, according to a study released Monday. Most states don’t limit what hospitals charge for their services, making it easier for hospitals to set billing rates several […]

Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:41

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015. The maker of iPods and iPhones is expected to announce its new, paid streaming-music service to launch this summer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.


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Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:41

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015. The maker of iPods and iPhones is expected to announce its new, paid streaming-music service to launch this summer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.


New Jersey uses 'one-shot' budget-balancing maneuvers: study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:39

Republican presidential hopeful, New Jersey Gov. Christie addresses an economic summit in OrlandoMany U.S. states balance their budgets by using short-term techniques to make it appear spending does not exceed revenue, according to a report released on Monday that singled out New Jersey for using these budget-balancing maneuvers. The report by public policy nonprofit Volcker Alliance, founded by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, said New Jersey has produced a balanced budget by shifting resources intended for other programs to its general fund and increased borrowing. Governor Chris Christie is a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016.


Judge orders new trial in 2010 deadly California bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:39

FILE - In this July 22, 2010, file photo, California Highway Patrol investigators work at the scene of a fatal Greyhound bus accident in Fresno, Calif. A Central California judge has granted a new trial in the deadly crash, ruling the bus driver was negligent for speeding on a highway and was not wearing his eyeglasses, The Fresno Bee reported Monday, June 8, 2015. (John Walker/The Fresno Bee via AP, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a rare move, a Central California judge has granted a new trial in a deadly Greyhound bus crash, ruling the bus driver was negligent for speeding on a highway and was not wearing his eyeglasses.