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Birds fly past at sun set as smoke emits from a chimney at a factory in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The momentum from a historic U.S.-China pact to resist global warming is showing signs of fading at the U.N. climate talks in Peru as the familiar rich-poor conflict persists over who should do what to keep the planet from overheating. The conference's high-level phase begins Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Manufacturers association chief sees little hope for Obamacare relief

- The Washington Times

Resurgent U.S. manufacturers face headwinds from Obamacare’s mandates and taxes, but the law’s namesake has two more years in the White House and public benefits will be hard to reel back despite the recent midterm election results, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Florida Matt Patchan (71) and Marcus Gilbert (76) look on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tebow received a concussion on the play that put him in the hospital for a night. A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head injury settlement with the NCAA on Wednesday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to the drawing board. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File) **FILE**

Judge rejects NCAA concussions settlement

- Associated Press

A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head injury settlement with the NCAA on Wednesday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to the drawing board.

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Michigan getting $70M for health improvements

Associated Press

Michigan is getting $70 million in federal funding during the next four years to support health care system enhancements that are designed to benefit families.

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

- Associated Press

Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop the disease's spread.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Matt Figi hugs and tickles his once severely-ill seven year old daughter Charlotte, as they walk together inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after the girl early in her treatment for crippling severe epilepsy, in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado is poised to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential. Among the research projects poised for approval on Wednesday,  Dec. 17, 2014, are one for pediatric epilepsy patients, and another for children with brain tumors. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

- Associated Press

Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects.

New Hampshire gets $2M health care grant

Associated Press

New Hampshire has received $2 million from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to work with providers and payers on improving access to health care services.

Napster co-founder to invest on allergy research

- Associated Press

Napster co-founder Sean Parker says he missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless of times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods.

Nevada wins $2M health care innovation grant

Associated Press

Nevada is among 28 states receiving a portion of $665 million in federal funding to develop innovative ways to provide health care, including how patients pay for it.

Correction: Indiana Lawmaker-Conflict story

Associated Press

In a story Dec. 16 about the appointment of Tony Cook to the Indiana General Assembly, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a lawmaker who urged Cook to seek the seat. She is Kathy Richardson, not Cathy Richardson.

Dentist Rashmi Patel, center, sits with supporters at a hearing of the Connecticut State Dental Commission in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Officials suspended Patel's license pending a comprehensive review of his practice after finding he didn't properly care for two patients, including a woman who died in February while having 20 teeth extracted at Patel's Enfield office. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Dentist suspended; patient died after teeth pulled

- Associated Press

A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed will not be allowed to work until after a comprehensive review of his practice.

DC's United Medical Center to partner with Howard

Associated Press

Howard University Hospital plans to form a new partnership with the financially struggling United Medical Center, the District of Columbia's only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia River.