- California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations Updated: Oct-09-15 9:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, his office said Friday.
- Ohio prisons officials challenge FDA stand on execution drug Updated: Oct-09-15 5:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.
- Rhode Island 'health equity zone' takes holistic view Updated: Oct-09-15 4:26 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Rhode Island officials are launching a community-based program aimed at reducing disparities in health among different racial, ethnic and socioeconomics groups.
- Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days Updated: Oct-09-15 2:58 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.
- Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight Updated: Oct-09-15 9:55 am
A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.
- Lawmaker can no longer say he hasn't met transgender person Updated: Oct-09-15 8:55 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last month, after Rep. Carl Wilson announced he will introduce a bill to ban transgender teenagers from having sex reassignment surgery, the Grants Pass legislator admitted he had not yet knowingly met a transgender person.
- Broomfield's Noodles & Co. launches fresh food campaign Updated: Oct-09-15 5:01 am
BOULDER, Colorado - The Colorado-based food company Noodles & Co. plans to discontinue its use of antibiotics as part of a new campaign focused on fresh food.
- Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate Updated: Oct-08-15 5:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January - one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.
- Petitions filed to allow medical marijuana use in Missouri Updated: Oct-08-15 5:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The first step to put medical marijuana to a statewide vote next year came Thursday, with supporters filing initiative petitions with the Missouri secretary of state.
- Pennsylvania orders youth mental health facility closed Updated: Oct-08-15 1:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - After investigating reports of sexual abuse, state regulators are ordering the closure of a western Pennsylvania facility that treats children and teenagers diagnosed with mental health conditions.
- Pop star Selena Gomez has gotten chemotherapy to treat lupus Updated: Oct-08-15 1:07 pm
NEW YORK - Selena Gomez has revealed that she's battling the debilitating immune system disorder lupus.
- Tribes get $4.4M to reduce drugs, suicide, domestic violence Updated: Oct-08-15 9:01 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Indian Health Services will support nine New Mexico tribes' and tribal organizations' efforts to reduce suicide, drug addiction and domestic violence with $4.39 million in federal grants.
- Illinois approves 3,100 medical marijuana patients Updated: Oct-08-15 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 100 more approval letters sent in September.
- Michigan House OKs bill to tax, regulate medical marijuana Updated: Oct-07-15 10:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan would tax and regulate medical marijuana in a tiered licensing system similar to alcohol under legislation passed Wednesday by the House, where advocates said action is necessary due to confusion surrounding the legality of dispensary businesses and non-smokable forms of the drug.
- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 9:35 pm
STOCKHOLM - Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came - ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.
- AP Interview: Secret project wins Chinese scientist a Nobel Updated: Oct-07-15 8:40 pm
BEIJING - The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.
- Woman who lost hair to cancer can't use old license photo Updated: Oct-07-15 5:43 pm
FREEHOLD, New Jersey - A woman who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy said the state Motor Vehicle Commission wouldn't let her use an old driver's license photo showing her with long blond hair.
- Illinois panel OKs medical marijuana for 8 health conditions Updated: Oct-07-15 4:47 pm
COUNTRYSIDE, Illinois - An advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions - including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder - to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.
- Bill would expand Right to Try Act to include marijuana Updated: Oct-07-15 4:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A pair of Republican lawmakers who helped author a bill to make a certain strain of marijuana permissible for treatment is seeking to go one step further.
- Ohio Senate passes bill to expand treatment for STDs Updated: Oct-07-15 3:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio bill that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate.
- Texas veterans first to test cyber rehab system Updated: Oct-07-15 3:09 pm
DALLAS - Twenty-five Dallas-area veterans will be the first to try cutting-edge rehabilitation technology designed to transmit sensations of physical touch over the Internet, researchers at the University of Dallas say.
- Dogs, like people, need surgery to repair cleft palates Updated: Oct-07-15 1:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanized.
- Maryland governor scheduled for last round of chemotherapy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:40 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to have his sixth and final round of chemotherapy this weekend.
- Washington County approves medical marijuana facility plan Updated: Oct-07-15 6:49 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - A medical marijuana company has won site-plan approval for a proposed facility near Hagerstown.
- New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell Updated: Oct-07-15 5:01 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health has approved several applications to grow medical marijuana in the state, including a hotly debated proposed farm near Roswell.