• Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did not act on them before leaving office this month, newly released documents show. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration released the...

  • Documents: Illinois marijuana licenses decided, put on hold

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois medical marijuana program scored and recommended 18 businesses to grow medical marijuana and 56 retailers to sell it in the weeks before former Gov. Pat Quinn left office. Newly released documents show some businesses with known political ties or other...

  • NY's Nassau Medical Center increases staff due to weather

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The Nassau University Medical Center has increased staff and outfitted its vehicles with snow traveling gear. Medical center officials say they expect a large increase in patients as doctors' offices and clinics close due to the weather. They also expect to...

  • Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man's death

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, an inquiry is opening...

  • Live Well: How to cultivate a yoga practice at 89

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 54 min ago

    Don't ever tell Avis Breyer you're too old to do something. The perky, white-haired grandmother from Security was 85 when she first stepped onto a yoga mat next to her daughter. She'd been struggling with balance, and her doctor gave her two options: do yoga or get a cane. "I...

  • Sioux Falls elementary school student diagnosed with measles

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State health officials are recommending students and staff at a Sioux Falls school ensure they have been properly vaccinated following a confirmed case of the measles. The South Dakota Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday that a Holy Spirit...

  • Delaware officials eye drug treatment programs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jack Markell is fleshing out a proposal in his State of the State speech to improve substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in Delaware. Markell plans to join Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, Department of Correction...

  • Florida Gov. seeks money for more veterans nursing homes

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants money to start planning to build the state's eighth and ninth nursing homes for veterans. Scott will announce Monday that he is asking for $7.4 million from state legislators. Scott wants the money to help build a...

  • Haslam making 6 more stops this week on Insure Tenn. tour

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is making six more stops around the state to promote his Insure Tennessee plan to extend health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income people. Haslam kicked off his tour last week at hospitals in Jackson and Memphis. He starts this...

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a...

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