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  • Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada. The measure backed by a group called Campaign to Regulate Marijuana would allow adults...

  • Albuquerque utility votes against fluoride

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has decided against adding more fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote came during a meeting Wednesday night. In the same resolution, board members promised to revisit the issue after the...

  • Bill targeting assisted suicide goes to governor

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has given final approval to a bill that aims to make it easier to prosecute people who help someone commit suicide. Republican Rep. Justin Pierce of Mesa says his bill will make it easier for attorneys to prosecute people for manslaughter for...

  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony...

  • Injured players eager to get to work with Colts

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwayne Allen spent months envisioning the day he could get back to work for the Colts on the practice field. The starting tight end never really thought it would turn out quite this way. When Allen was cleared to participate in Indianapolis' offseason workouts...

  • Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A renewed effort to legalize the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy won bipartisan support Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. A three-member subcommittee, then the full Senate Ways and Means Committee, approved a measure that would allow the...

  • Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — More than 600,000 Washington residents have obtained new health insurance coverage through the state's health care exchange, state officials announced Wednesday. Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others recognized efforts in the state to bring health...

  • US Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman is in stable condition and is still recovering from unexpected heart surgery prompted by a tear in his aorta, his office said Wednesday. Boozman, 63, was taken by his wife, Cathy, to Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in...

  • Kansas joining compact against federal health law

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits. Brownback announced...

  • Drug company objects to new Massachusetts rules

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A San Diego company that makes the new prescription painkiller Zohydro says it is disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge said his attempt to ban it outright was unconstitutional. The...

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