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  • Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding. Bobadilla was driving on a mountain...

  • Stoner is latest Ducks player with possible mumps

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner will not play Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes because of a possible case of mumps. The Ducks announced during warmups that Stoner has symptoms similar to mumps. Stoner will undergo further evaluation to determine...

  • Minnesota company recalls ground beef

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says inspectors discovered the suspected...

  • Prosecutor's 'diatribe' about marijuana ruins case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The evidence seemed solid in a marijuana case, but a "personal diatribe" against Michigan's medical marijuana law by an Upper Peninsula prosecutor spoiled the conviction, the state appeals court said. In a 3-0 decision, the court granted a new trial to Paul Heminger,...

  • Health officials give advice on travel to Africa

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have put together a set of guidelines to advice individuals traveling to Ebola-affected nations in West Africa. Officials say people traveling to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali or Liberia should inform the Department of Health about...

  • Brother: Mental illness factor in deaths of family

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When relatives came into the home where five members of one Utah family were found dead in September, it looked like they'd been preparing for a long trip, leaving bowls out with extra food for their cats. Family members found something else in 14-year-old...

  • Students from Missouri named as Rhodes Scholar

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named Sunday as one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars. The prestigious award won by Anisha Gururaj, of Chesterfield, provides her with a scholarship to study at Oxford University in...

  • Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis — Maine voters...

  • UNH promoting healthier choices at meals

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is going to start offering more fruits and vegetables and lower-calorie desserts at its dining areas. The changes are coming as a result of UNH signing on to the Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative, a...

  • Sioux Fall surgeons' group stops selling implants

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A group of Sioux Falls surgeons has stopped selling surgical implants at a local hospital amid concerns over conflicts of interest and legality. The Argus Leader reports ( ) Great Plains Surgical Distributors is owned by nine...