• Val Kilmer says he's awaiting tests but doesn't have tumor

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had surgery. In a message on his Facebook page, the 55-year-old Kilmer said he was in UCLA Medical Center's intensive care for a "complication."...

  • ND lawmakers to mull bipartisan medical pot measure

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota. Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson's bill has bipartisan support. Anderson says she introduced the legislation at the request of one of her constituents who suffers...

  • Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of...

  • Coroner: Researcher's cyanide death was suicide

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A coroner has concluded that the death of a Pittsburgh medical researcher found with cyanide in her body last fall was a suicide. Allegheny County authorities say co-workers found 35-year-old Nicole Kotchey of Ross Township on the floor of her office at the Magee...

  • Washington state may bring back the cigar bar

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In the years since Washington voters approved a statewide smoking ban nearly a decade ago, Daniel Shaw and his cigars have wandered a state thin on options for places to light up and smoke. Shaw can be found a couple of nights a week perched at the upstairs bar...

  • No measles case in Alabama linked to California outbreak

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State health officials say no one in Alabama has contracted measles linked to the outbreak in California. But they are using the outbreak to remind parents of the importance of vaccinating their children. The president of the Alabama Chapter of the American...

  • Pats cheerleader also a UConn dean's list student

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Merkle is taking a few days off from classes at UConn to cheer on her New England Patriots. It's her job. Merkle, a senior who is majoring in biomedical engineering, joined the 28-member Patriots cheerleading squad in May. Since then, she's been juggling...

  • SC troopers rush family to hospital for kidney transplant

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Darlington County family is thanking two South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers for helping a young man get to a critical surgery. Multiple media outlets report that about a week ago, Bradley Howle's family got an early morning call that a kidney transplant...

  • New Castle County woman contracts measles while abroad

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — State health officials say a New Castle County woman has the first confirmed case of measles in Delaware since 2012. The Delaware Division of Public Health says the woman is in her 20s and was never vaccinated against the disease. The woman contracted measles...

  • Emory, CDC team up to train hospitals in Ebola treatment

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University's medical school and Emory Healthcare are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare hospitals to care for Ebola patients They will provide training, educational resources and consultations for the 48 U.S. medical centers...