• Wednesday ends long wait for medical marijuana patients

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A long wait for Minnesota patients hoping to get medical marijuana is almost over. Minnesota will begin dispensing medical marijuana Wednesday. A clinic in Minneapolis will open at midnight to begin serving patients. A second clinic in Eagan plans to open...

  • California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown, a Democrat, issued a signing statement...

  • Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security. The complaint asks for...

  • North Dakota's emergency room on wheels aimed at disasters

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Tuesday unveiled a new self-contained emergency room on wheels that can be used during floods, tornadoes and other statewide disasters. The Mobile Medical Unit is 53-foot-long semitrailer converted into rolling hospital that can...

  • US appeals court upholds Virginia death sentence

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously upheld Alfredo Prieto's death sentence for...

  • Scores of laws take effect with new budget year Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's $10 billion budget for the next two years includes millions of dollars in new and expanded mental health care. Nearly $20 million in additional mental health funding will become available when the new fiscal year begins Wednesday. That money will be used...

  • O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too. A study of 315 locations around the country found that the holiday explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles...

  • Community Health reaches $20 million overbilling settlement

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached a $20.3 million civil settlement with Community Health Network to resolve allegations of overbilling for surgeries. Prosecutors allege the Indianapolis-based health system beginning in the late 1990s referred patients to outside...

  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Updated: 4 min ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....

  • Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest

    Updated: 4 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing — a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to improve survival in...

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