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  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

    By Associated Press

    Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour. Published April 18, 2014

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

    By Associated Press

    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. Published April 18, 2014

  • Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story

    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - Associated Press

    In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman Hall. He is director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team, not the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Published April 18, 2014

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK - Associated Press

    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Published April 18, 2014

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    By MARTHA MENDOZA - Associated Press

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. Published April 18, 2014

  • Nyack Hospital opening mental health center

    By Associated Press

    Nyack Hospital in New York's Rockland County is opening a behavior health center where patients can get mental and medical health care services in one location. Published April 18, 2014

  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder

    By MICHELE MUNZ - Associated Press

    When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established. Published April 18, 2014

  • Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change

    By MEGAN HART - Associated Press

    Nursing homes traditionally have run more like hospitals than homes, but a growing number around Topeka are changing business as usual. Published April 18, 2014

  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Published April 18, 2014

  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Published April 18, 2014

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law


    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Published April 18, 2014

  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    By Associated Press

    Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. Published April 18, 2014

  • Indiana native donates black film materials to IU

    By Associated Press

    An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center. Published April 18, 2014

  • Phoenix Art Museum director to retire

    By Associated Press

    The longtime director of the Phoenix Art Museum is retiring after more than 30 years at the helm. Published April 18, 2014

  • USM names new Science & Technology dean

    By Associated Press

    The University of Southern Mississippi has named David T. Hayhurst the new dean of the College of Science and Technology Published April 18, 2014

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