• German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. Annegret Raunigk, gave birth to a girl — Neeta — and three boys — Dries, Bence and...

  • Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state is taking public comment on a request to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. A hearing is planned for Wednesday in Lansing. The petition was filed by Lisa Smith of Wayne County's Van Buren Township whose...

  • Animal protection group: suspected dog flu in Massachusetts

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based animal protection group says it's preparing for a possible influx of canine influenza after a terrier in Massachusetts came down with symptoms resembling those of a dog flu strain that has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest. Officials at the...

  • Mexico officials: Bacterial infections sickened children

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas. The Mexican Institute for Social Security...

  • Man burned in blast making hash oil sues butane businesses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon medical marijuana patient who was badly burned in an explosion while he was legally using butane as a solvent to make hash oil is suing the makers and sellers of the fuel. Kevin Tveisme, 28, of Portland, was injured in 2013 when his furnace clicked on,...

  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in...

  • VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in Washington. The U.S. Senate...

  • Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget. Other major bills have...

  • Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed the Senate 25-11, some lawmakers...

  • Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday. The measure relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some veterans, especially those in rural areas....

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