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Legal challenge could scuttle prescription drug initiative

Legal challenge could scuttle prescription drug initiative

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A court challenge to the attorney general's explanation of a ballot measure that would cap the price state agencies could pay for prescription drugs could scuttle the initiative even if backers gather enough support to put it on the 2018 ballot, a key proponent said last week.
Industry groups have appeal ... (full story)

Prosecutors, police increasingly use security cameras to build their cases

Prosecutors, police increasingly use security cameras to build their cases

NEW YORK — There’s one video of a man walking to and from the scene of a bombing in a Manhattan’s bustling Chelsea neighborhood. Another shows him minutes later planting another homemade explosive a few blocks away. A third has him in a backyard in New Jersey, apparently testing an incendiary device.
Prosecutors ... (full story)

'Rural Jobs' bill advances in spite of Kasich veto

Access to ample capital is a problem in rural communities throughout the Buckeye State, according to a Findlay lawmaker seeking to turn around that reality.
Senate Bill 147, titled the Ohio Rural Jobs Act, would allow for a capital infusion of up to $75 million, the bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, told fellow senators ... (full story)

Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials.
A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing Wednesday ... (full story)

Ohio man sues city for arresting him over Facebook page

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with and acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.
Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit last Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers. He created a Facebo ... (full story)