• California law backs organ transplants for medical pot users

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use. The Democratic governor announced Monday that he signed AB258 by Democratic Assemblyman...

  • USDA cites West Virginia zoo for handling of tiger cubs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia zoo used tiger cubs in photoshoots without properly feeding or vaccinating them, according to federal inspectors. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo in Kingwood...

  • Autistic boy, 6, on life support after alleged beating

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend. Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on $1 million bail after a hearing Monday in Hagerstown. His public...

  • Man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor. An initial Coast Guard investigation found that Forest Woodruff and 57-year-old Russell Smith, both of Jamaica, Vermont, dropped...

  • APNewsBreak: Over-65 population rate jumping in Ohio

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A new projection Monday forecast that 22 percent of the state's residents will be 65 or older in less than two decades. The study for the state by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University said the baby boomer-fueled graying poses rising challenges for Ohio...

  • Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

    Yesterday

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday. Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin said several people the foreigner had come in...

  • Md. teen suffers burns from illegal fireworks

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    FALLSTON, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns in Fallston in an explosion involving illegal fireworks. WBAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1CUv8SO ) that the teen and her family were watching fireworks on the 1800 block of Brickhouse Lane when a few of them went...

  • Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's recalls some products

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs. Listeria can cause serious illness and even death in children, the frail and the elderly. Healthy...

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont. The health system is considering a formal affiliation with Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New...

  • NY health officials warn of mosquito risk

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public health officials in New York state are reminding residents of the dangers posed by mosquitoes after West Nile Virus was found in two counties. The New York State Department of Health says members of the public can protect themselves by eliminating standing...

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