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  • 3 injured after party in Potomac

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say three people were injured after a party in Potomac. Police say they were called to a home on Alloway Court around 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing. An investigation revealed that a party had been held at the home earlier...

  • Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements. One of them could be the reason the Memphis Grizzlies will begin the playoffs without Nick Calathes. The reserve guard was suspended 20 games Friday for violating the...

  • Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses. The proposal by Steve Zabawa would change state law to say any Schedule I drug in the federal...

  • Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise — marijuana testing — but leaves it virtually unregulated. The state's dispensary law and the rules that implement...

  • Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local...

  • Falmouth nurse inspired to run Boston Marathon

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FALMOUTH, Ma. (AP) — Helen Bohnenberger of Falmouth had never run more than two miles before she began to train for Monday's Boston Marathon. The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/1mlHiQk) she decided to run the race after hearing an inspirational speech by a Boston College...

  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce "prophecy time." He places his hands on worshippers,...

  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin. Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski, of Elmwood Park, say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the...

  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of...

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The industry's leading companies all have farms in the tiny island state. They take advantage of Hawaii's warm weather to grow new varieties...

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