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Woman says she sold marijuana to help raise grandkids

>>Associated Press   BUTLER, Pa. — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana and nearly […]

Gay marriage developments across the nation

>>Associated Press   It’s been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court’s denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the […]

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Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?

CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — As more states legalize medical marijuana, there’s one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law. After growers obtain licenses, plan for security and build facilities, they then must obtain their first seeds or cuttings — […]

Lady Govs soccer falls to Jacksonville State

>>Andy Franklin, Staff Writer   The Lady Govs looked to open their senior weekend with a victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State at Morgan Brothers Field, but could not hold on through the second half as the Lady Govs fell to #3 JSU 5-0. The Lady Govs accumulated eight shots in the first half, but […]

Sports

Lady Govs rally to snap losing streak

Lady Govs Volleyball had been trending in the wrong direction coming into the final two home games of the season. Injuries had taken their toll on a pair of starters, and three consecutive matches resulted in not one, not two, but three losses. For a team who prides itself on intensity, the morale wasn’t where […]

Monday Blog: Quick thoughts from loss to UT Martin

Coming off a monumental win against Murray State, the Govs ran into a veteran UT Martin squad who was just the better team. While the Skyhawks weren’t overly impressive, their performance was still enough to take down a young, depleted APSU team. Fortune didn’t favor the Govs, losing 7-37, but greater concerns are more worrisome. […]

Perspectives

White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

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Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

>>Associated Press   CAPITOLA, Calif. — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired […]

9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

>>Associated Press   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released […]

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

>>Associated Press   KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up. […]

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK  — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat […]