Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected...

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on...

VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited...

Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that...

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon...

Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many...

10 arrested on drug charges tied to Indiana HIV outbreak

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Ten people were arrested Friday on charges alleging they distributed drugs that helped fuel the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana history, authorities said.

They were indicted earlier in...

Gov. Baker signs bill barring teens from tanning salons

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts law now bans anyone under 18 from using tanning beds.

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the bill on Friday, saying it will help reduce the risk of skin cancer among...