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  • Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DENVER — Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. Currently caregivers can have up to five patients,...

  • Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy. Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty to...

  • Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's successful Medicaid expansion as part of his re-election bid, saying 63,000 more low-income adults have signed up than projected this year, with 3½ months left. The Republican governor said about 385,000 enrolled...

  • Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a press...

  • 1 infected with mouse virus in Vermont

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is warning residents to be cautious when cleaning up rodent-infested areas after someone came down with a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice. The person who became sick with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was likely...

  • King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse. The reviled king suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, but the fatal blows were probably only sustained after he had to abandon his horse, according to a new paper. Since the...

  • Ebola patient in Nebraska regains his appetite

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the enchiladas he ordered Monday. Debbie Sacra says...

  • CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The government said that the utility's Consumers Energy...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday,...

  • Nebraska's uninsured rate held stable in 2013

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's rate of uninsured stayed flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly, according to U.S. census data released Tuesday. The new data showed that 13 percent of Nebraskans under age 65 were uninsured last year. The rate...

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