Sen. Reed: Defense bill will help 4,000 Liberian immigrants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A provision in the nation’s annual defense policy bill would extend the…

Washington’s Clark County reports 1st vaping-related illness

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Health officials say the first case of severe lung illness associated with…

3 flu-related deaths reported in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Three people have died of flu-related complications in Connecticut this season, state…

Louisville reports first flu death of the season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reported its first death of the…

Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world

KAPURTHALA, India (AP) – Reports rolled in with escalating urgency – pills seized by the truckload,…

Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say

Scientists who’ve studied the curious chemistry of the opioid tramadol use an array of adjectives to…

Children restrain children in Missouri’s juvenile lockups

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Gary Edge’s son was the muscle at Cornerstone. Read more… Please follow…

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA says former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage…

Women make up majority of U.S. medical students for first time

For the first time ever, women make up the majority of U.S. medical school students this…

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

CHICAGO (AP) – An off-duty Chicago police officer was suspended Thursday for six months after authorities…

Planned Parenthood: Alaska law restricts abortion access

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands has sued…

Salmon die-off closes Chinook fishing on Oregon north coast

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A recent die-off of fall Chinook salmon has expanded from the Wilson…

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The country’s most populous state could become the first to require a…

Father to stand trial after autistic son drowns in pool

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) – A western Michigan college professor whose severely autistic 16-year-old son drowned in…

Massachusetts retailers can again sell pot vaping products

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts marijuana retailers can again begin selling vaping products, provided they are newly…

Massachusetts rolls back ban on sales of marijuana vaping products

Marijuana regulators in Massachusetts on Thursday rolled back a ban on vaping products sparked by a…

Illinois sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth marketing

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has become the latest state to sue the country’s biggest e-cigarette maker,…

More people signing up for health insurance in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California’s state-run marketplace…

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed girl, documents say

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Carbon monoxide poisoning is the apparent cause of death for a 4-year-old…

Samoa vaccinates more than 90% of eligible people against measles

The Samoan Ministry of Health has vaccinated more than 90% of eligible people against measles to…