- Jury convicts man of poisoning 9 cats in West Salem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A jury in Polk County has convicted a man of poisoning cats with antifreeze in West Salem.
- Mercedes-Benz helps accelerate patients' rehabilitation Updated: Oct-03-15 3:32 pm
NORTHPORT, Alabama - For the last 18 years, a Honda Accord, salvaged from a wreck, has been used inside the DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion to help patients practice getting in and out of a car before they are discharged.
- 4th grader helps bus driver during asthma attack Updated: Oct-03-15 2:50 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wisconsin - A Racine-area school bus driver says a fourth-grade student saved her life when she had an asthma attack while driving the bus.
- AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge Updated: Oct-03-15 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.
- AP EXPLAINS: Steps to harvesting medical marijuana Updated: Oct-03-15 12:04 pm
ALBION, Illinois - Thousands of legal medical marijuana plants are growing under lights in a warehouse in Albion, a small southeastern Illinois city whose residents are more familiar with corn and soybeans. Ataraxia, which runs the facility, was the state's first cultivation company allowed to start growing plants. It has started harvesting and will be the first to deliver to licensed dispensaries throughout the state by mid-October. The Associated Press was given exclusive access to see the crop.
- AP Exclusive: Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town Updated: Oct-03-15 12:03 pm
ALBION, Illinois - A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her.
- Helping hard-of-hearing students in Dubuque Updated: Oct-03-15 10:43 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Drayden Ayers glanced toward his educational interpreter for a moment.
- Ann Romney kicks off tour to promote book about MS Updated: Oct-03-15 10:31 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Ann Romney is going on a national tour to promote her book about living with multiple sclerosis.
- Va. records third case of eastern equine encephalitis Updated: Oct-03-15 10:00 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia has its third confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis this year.
- Northrop Grumman, students donate prosthetic hands for kids Updated: Oct-03-15 9:05 am
LINTHICUM, Maryland - Yaneidi Agramonte started by putting the fingers together.
- Mom accused in hotel death to have mental health evaluation Updated: Oct-03-15 8:30 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a Cannon Beach hotel room will have a mental health evaluation as part of her ongoing court case.
- Billings treatment center receives grant for inmate program Updated: Oct-03-15 5:08 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings addiction treatment center has received a multi-year federal grant to help fund treatment and transitional living for recently released inmates.
- Panhandle Science Cafe topic: Ebola care Updated: Oct-03-15 5:05 am
GERING, Nebraska - Ebola care will be the topic at the Panhandle Science Cafe in Gering later this month.
- Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies Updated: Oct-03-15 5:05 am
CASPER, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case of human rabies.
- Grand Canyon visitor contracted rare tick-borne infection Updated: Oct-03-15 4:45 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - National Park Service and Coconino County officials are investigating a case of a rare tick-borne bacterial infection contracted by a person who recently visited the North Rom of the Grand Canyon and adjacent areas.
- Health officials in Lake County encourage flu shots Updated: Oct-03-15 4:01 am
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The health department in Lake County is urging residents to get their annual flu shots.
- Michigan pledges $1M for filters, steps to help city's water Updated: Oct-02-15 9:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A cash-strapped Michigan city that broke away from Detroit's water system to save money last year is now getting at least $1 million from the state for home water filters amid complaints that its new system, which taps a local river, is linked to increased lead levels in children's blood.
- Supreme Court to review latest medical marijuana measure Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A measure to legalize medical marijuana is going before the Florida Supreme Court.
- Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.
- Hospital: Nurse switched medication causing child's death Updated: Oct-02-15 6:11 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Officials in south-central Idaho say the child who died last month at a local hospital was given an adult dose of a saline solution infused with potassium phosphate.
- Lawmakers seek fixes for EMS shortages in rural Nebraska Updated: Oct-02-15 5:50 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to bolster the state's rural emergency medical services, which providers said Friday rely heavily on volunteers despite difficult and time-consuming training requirements.
- Professor convicted of sexually assaulting disabled man Updated: Oct-02-15 5:23 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A Rutgers University professor accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard was convicted on Friday.
- DNR tracks fish kill to dumped egg farm disinfectant Updated: Oct-02-15 5:12 pm
SPENCER, Iowa - State environmental officials say an egg farm in northwest Iowa dumped egg washing liquid onto a cornfield and it flowed into a creek killing 160,000 fish over 18 miles.
- Norovirus outbreak affects hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers Updated: Oct-02-15 5:09 pm
RENO, Nevada - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.