ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are urging Georgians to drop off their expired, unused and unwanted pills to help combat prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with national, state and local law enforcement for its eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event is set to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at sites around the state. To find a nearby collection site, people can go to the DEA's website, click on the "Got Drugs?" icon, and follow the links to a database where they can enter their zip code. Only pills and other solids, like patches, will be accepted. Liquids and needles will not be taken.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Three House committees reviewed and endorsed a Senate-passed version of the bill, so passage is expected without having to take the measure to a conference committee. That would send it on to Shumlin, who has indicated he will sign it. There have been worries that Vermont becoming the first state to require GMO labeling would attract lawsuits by the food and biotech industries. But Shumlin said last week he believes changes from the original version of the bill have made it defensible in court.
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND Amsterdam;47;63;rn;0.00;48;64;rn;50;64;rn Athens;53;69;pc;0.00;54;72;pc;54;70;pc Atlanta;52;70;rn;0.08;52;77;clr;48;82;clr Auckland;57;68;rn;0.00;55;70;rn;61;72;rn Basra;78;100;pc;0.00;73;99;rn;72;97;clr Bahrain;75;84;pc;0.00;82;97;pc;82;90;clr Bangkok;83;98;pc;0.00;82;97;rn;82;97;rn Barbados;77;85;pc;0.00;77;84;pc;77;84;rn Barcelona;57;67;rn;0.08;55;68;clr;57;66;pc Beijing;46;80;clr;0.00;55;82;clr;55;75;pc
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits. Wednesday's announcement increases confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid Karzai, who is ineligible for a third term. The results were expected on Thursday but Independent Election Commission director Ziaulhaq Amarkhil says they would be postponed until at least Saturday to ensure they are not tainted by fraud. The preliminary results then must be investigated by a separate commission before being finalized by May 14.
Inside the empty edifice at 8788 Metcalf Ave., everything is as gray as the iconic building’s future. A concrete floor is striped with ruts a foot deep. They once carried bowling balls returning from the pins to patrons of the King Louie West family fun center. Down a broad and colorless ramp, an oval expanse of dirt marks the site where ice-skaters once twirled. The place closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it. Some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.