Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.

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  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

Ohio authorities believe deer may have shed candy bucket

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are cautiously optimistic that a young male deer with a plastic pumpkin stuck on its head for more than a week in central Ohio has finally shed the irritant.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michigan panel to discuss future of underwater oil pipelines

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Lawmakers say driving suspensions overused, fines too high

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have accused the state of using driver's license suspensions as an arbitrary punishment for offenses unrelated to driving while burying people under a pile of fees and fines.

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