• Hillary Rodham Clinton tours NYC child center in Brooklyn

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York City first lady Chirlane McCray toured an early childhood development center in Brooklyn on Wednesday and launched the city's "Talk to Your Baby" public awareness campaign. The campaign emphasizes the developmental benefits for...

  • NY issues regulations for medical marijuana program in works

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are among the conditions for which New Yorkers can apply for the statewide medical marijuana program expected to start next year. Also included in the final regulations posted by the New...

  • Captive falcon from Columbia Falls dies of bird flu

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say bird flu killed a captive falcon in Columbia Falls, marking the first report of avian influenza in the state. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the gyrfalcon died of unexplained causes. Laboratory testing confirmed the bird had...

  • Legislature passes school suicide prevention training

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature has passed a measure urging school employees to complete suicide awareness and prevention training. Senators passed House Bill 374 on a 32-18 vote Wednesday. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for his signature. The proposal...

  • Suspected heroin deaths top 200 so far this year

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of 2015 — figures that do not even include the state's three largest cities. According to statistics provided by the state police, there were 72...

  • Detroit Food Policy Council hosts annual summit this week

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Food Policy Council is hosting an annual summit as part of efforts to help improve access to high-quality food in the city. The "Detroit Food 2015" event takes place at Focus: HOPE and runs through Thursday. As part of the gathering, more than 100 middle...

  • Iowa nonprofit says next trip for cancer survivors is Tibet

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based organization that leads adventure trips for cancer survivors revealed Wednesday its next excursion — a journey to Tibet to hike around Mount Kailash, which many religions have deemed a sacred site. Dr. Richard Deming, who founded the nonprofit...

  • Man sentenced to prison for misbranding ED drugs as natural

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Ashe County resident has been sentenced to nine years in prison for bilking consumers out of almost $5 million by misrepresenting erectile dysfunction drugs as being "all natural" herbal supplements. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday...

  • Spotting of toy rifle draws police response in Las Cruces

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The spotting of what proved to be a toy gun drew a police response to a medical building in Las Cruces. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says a 12-year-old boy visiting the MountainView Regional Medical Center Plaza medical building with family members Wednesday...

  • Rep. J.D. Mesnard hospitalized for severe migraine

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker has been taken to a hospital from the state Capitol after suffering a severe migraine headache. House Speaker David Gowan said Wednesday that Chandler Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard was at St. Joseph's Hospital in stable condition and undergoing tests....

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