- Hassan, Shaheen blame GOP for underfunding drug programs Updated: Aug-03-15 8:31 pm
LACONIA, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called Monday for a bipartisan effort to combat the growing problem of heroin and opiate abuse, then criticized Republicans in Concord and Washington for what the two Democrats said was a failure to adequately fund drug treatment programs.
- Mental health, substance abuse issues common among arrestees Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 pm
HONOLULU - Half of the people arrested in Honolulu have mental illness or substance abuse issues, despite police efforts to get such people treatment rather than put them behind bars.
- Woman accused of hiring hit man to kill ex gets probation Updated: Aug-03-15 5:55 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A woman charged with hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband during a bitter child custody dispute was sentenced Monday to five years of probation in a plea deal.
- UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years Updated: Aug-03-15 5:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
- Hunger strike at Utah State Prison reaches 4th day Updated: Aug-03-15 3:20 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A hunger strike at Utah State Prison reached its fourth day Monday, with prisoners refusing to eat in a protest against housing conditions and the placement of gang leaders.
- Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants Updated: Aug-03-15 2:50 pm
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary - Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.
- First Maryland medical marijuana clinic open in Annapolis Updated: Aug-03-15 12:18 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients - even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational for another year.
- New clinic helps calm fears of doctors office for LGBT teens Updated: Aug-03-15 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Joe had always been uncomfortable answering questions at his medical exams.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Aug-03-15 10:04 am
Omaha World-Herald. July 28, 2015
- Educator, state official, state Sen's brother, dead at 78 Updated: Aug-03-15 6:47 am
POVERTY POINT, Louisiana - Clyde Thompson of Delhi, an educator and a state and local government official, is dead at the age of 78.
- Much accomplished since ADA enacted, still work to be done Updated: Aug-02-15 8:37 pm
WESTPORT, Massachusetts - In the 11 years since the accident that placed John Pelletier in a wheelchair, this country has come a long way to accommodating those with difficulty getting around, he said.
- Project aims to give shelter, other services to homeless Updated: Aug-02-15 5:08 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Grand Valley's homeless will have some temporary homes to stay in next spring, and they also will be close to other support services designed to help them get back on their feet.
- Indictment: Home health care aide stole thousands from woman Updated: Aug-02-15 3:08 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A home health care aide who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from an elderly client has been indicted on a theft charge.
- Maine gets $800,000 for substance abuse treatment services Updated: Aug-02-15 12:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment and recovery.
- State pushes Medicaid sign-ups for inmates Updated: Aug-02-15 12:05 pm
LANCASTER, Ohio - Three Ohio agencies are pushing to get many inmates who are released from prison enrolled in Medicaid.
- A month in, medical marijuana yields mixed results Updated: Aug-02-15 11:09 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Patrick McClellan's first batch of medical marijuana, via vaporizer, worked like a charm, curbing the pain and muscle spasms that come with his muscular dystrophy and supplanting a combination of prescription medications that doctors say could kill him.
- The Rev. Jack Belsom leaves behind a legacy of caring Updated: Aug-02-15 9:21 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - When he was called to serve at then-Iao Congregational Church in October 1992, the Rev. Jack Belsom thought he might stay for a few years to help resolve issues, as he had done at other churches.
- After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city Updated: Aug-02-15 7:49 am
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.
- Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.
- NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution Updated: Aug-01-15 1:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Tie-dyed they're not.
- Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison Updated: Aug-01-15 12:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.
- Historical maker about slavery broken in Lexington Updated: Aug-01-15 11:11 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Police are investigating the breaking of a historical marker about slavery in Lexington.
- Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage Updated: Aug-01-15 9:44 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg.
- Substance abuse funding available to Connecticut groups Updated: Aug-01-15 9:44 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut community organizations will be able to seek newly available federal funding to help address youth alcohol use and prescription drug abuse.
- 1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval Updated: Jul-31-15 10:46 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno.