Ohio votes down legalizing pot for medical, recreational use
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Ohio votes down legalizing pot for medical, recreational use

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal Tuesday that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana in a single stroke — a vote-getting strategy that was being watched as a potential test case for the nation. Failure of the proposed state constitutional amendment followed an expensive campaign, a legal fight over … Continue reading

Lady Gaga gets jazzy at AIDS research tribute to Ryan Murphy
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Lady Gaga gets jazzy at AIDS research tribute to Ryan Murphy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga is continuing her jazzy period. The entertainer performed an hour-long jazz set Thursday at the American Foundation for AIDS Research’s tribute to Ryan Murphy. “I love Ryan so much, and I’m so, so happy to be here,” said Gaga, who stars on the current season of the writer-director’s FX … Continue reading

Virginia executes serial killer who claimed to be disabled
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Virginia executes serial killer who claimed to be disabled

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A twice-condemned serial killer who claimed he was intellectually disabled was executed in Virginia on Thursday after a series of last-minute appeals failed. Alfredo Prieto was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. The 49-year-old was injected with a lethal three-drug combination, including the sedative pentobarbital, … Continue reading

91 shows and the jet-set Jenners: It’s Paris Fashion Week
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91 shows and the jet-set Jenners: It’s Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Ninety-one fashion shows, talent from 24 different countries and Kris and Kendall Jenner landing in a jet to flashes from paparazzi: It’s time for Paris Fashion Week. Here are the highlights of the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2016 collections in Paris, where the first of nine days champions new talent. ___ DEMOCRATIC FASHION (ALMOST) … Continue reading

Massimo Giorgetti makes Pucci debut
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Massimo Giorgetti makes Pucci debut

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers looked to the sea and the forest for inspiration for warm weather looks being previewed during Milan Fashion Week. After a drenching opening day, the sun came out for the second day of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Thursday, lightening moods and allowing the fashion crowd again … Continue reading

Clinton plan to reduce drug costs gets shrugs from industry
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Clinton plan to reduce drug costs gets shrugs from industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s plan to rein in prescription drug prices by reshaping how drugmakers do business is being met by skepticism within the industry. Pharmaceutical experts are mostly shrugging off the proposal from the Democratic presidential candidate, which she outlined Tuesday at a forum in Iowa. They point out that some of … Continue reading

AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response
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AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Something didn’t smell right. As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day, he noticed it didn’t have its typically strong, bleach-like odor. Concerned, he turned to a consultant with the World Health Organization, who tested the disinfectant and found barely any … Continue reading

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Russian official urges fight against alcohol abuse at work

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official has called upon state-owned arms producers to introduce an ethics code in order to battle alcohol abuse in the workplace. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, speaking Tuesday to human resources directors of major state-owned companies, lamented “a propensity for alcohol abuse” at those plants. She said “the … Continue reading

House chairman subpoenas uncut Planned Parenthood videos
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House chairman subpoenas uncut Planned Parenthood videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman issued a subpoena Tuesday for an anti-abortion group’s unedited videos about Planned Parenthood’s provision of fetal tissue for research. The subpoena by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was the GOP’s latest move in its escalating battle against Planned Parenthood. The … Continue reading

Coach marks 75 years with punk cowgirls and mixed prints
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Coach marks 75 years with punk cowgirls and mixed prints

NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury brand Coach celebrated 75 years in business Tuesday, not just with bags and shoes, but with bright cowgirl leather and prairie flower frocks for women. Yes, actual clothing to go along with all those drool-worthy accessories you, your mom and your daughter may have at home, or wish you … Continue reading

Fashion Week show moves crowd with police brutality focus
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Fashion Week show moves crowd with police brutality focus

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Lives Matter” just landed on the Fashion Week runway. Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s collection for the Pyer Moss label launched Thursday night with gripping and now familiar videos of police violence. The choking death of Eric Garner. The teenage girl thrown to the ground outside a Texas pool party. The running … Continue reading

1st of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home
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1st of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home

NEW YORK (AP) — Kabula Nkarango Masanja returned home to Tanzania with a new American prosthetic arm replacing the limb that was chopped off with a machete by followers of African witchcraft. She’s one of Tanzania’s children with albinism, a condition that leaves people with little or no pigment in their skin, hair or eyes. … Continue reading

Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe
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Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world. In a memo Thursday, McHugh also ordered … Continue reading

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury
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Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last major piece of President Barack Obama’s health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018. The so-called Cadillac tax was meant to discourage extravagant coverage. Critics say it’s a tax on essentials, not luxuries. It’s getting … Continue reading

Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs
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Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs

Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, later delivering on a promise for multiple costume changes as host. Nipples barely covered, Cyrus wore tight, over-the-thigh silver boots and shorty loops of baubles open at the sides … Continue reading

Health official: States should post local vaccination info
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Health official: States should post local vaccination info

NEW YORK (AP) — How many kids are vaccinated at your child’s school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual schools, school districts, counties or areas of the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been quietly … Continue reading