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NY inmates sue for dental floss and $500 million
By JIM FITZGERALD
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Some jail inmates are trying to put a $500 million bite on a suburban New York county in a lawsuit demanding access to dental floss.
Eleven inmates in the Westchester County jail in Valhalla say in a federal civil rights lawsuit that they are losing their teeth and suffering pain because they aren't allowed dental floss. Several say they brush three times a day, "tongue and gums included," but still suffer bleeding gums, constant dental work, and mental anguish.
Deputy Correction Commissioner Justin Pruyne defended the ban. He says dental floss potentially can be used as a weapon. But he said the staff would look into whether there is some product, maybe floss that breaks easily, that could be allowed.
The Journal News first reported on the lawsuit.
Posted: Friday, September 21 2012, 04:13 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Motorists urged to avoid I-35 in Moore
May 23, 2013 13:43 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma transportation officials say heavy traffic on Interstate 35 through Moore is hindering the tornado recovery effort.
The Transportation Department on Thursday asked motorists to avoid the area. The I-35 off-ramps in Moore are still restricted. The only people allowed to travel into Moore are residents and emergency responders.
Also, Oklahoma City police say Western Avenue between SW 164th and SW 134th is closed to all traffic. The closure will continue until utility crews finish installing new power lines.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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