• $1.3 million settlement in infant death at military hospital

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government will pay $1.3 million to the family of a baby who died at a Hawaii military hospital, according to a settlement announced Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Rachael Reynolds' parents sued the government after the 4-month-old died three years...

  • Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday. Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital spokesman Raymond Applewhite told WITN-TV in Washington...

  • The Latest: Oregon Legislature adjourns 2015 session

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments: 6:00 p.m. Oregon lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session. In the final hours, lawmakers on Monday approved $1.2 billion in...

  • Nixon signs Missouri bill for stillborn baby tax exemption

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday signed a tax bill into law that includes the provision for exemptions for stillborn babies. The measure will allow those parents to deduct...

  • Authorities: Autistic boy, 6, on life support after beating

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend. Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on $1 million bail after a hearing Monday in Hagerstown. His public defender didn't immediately...

  • California law backs organ transplants for medical pot users

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use. The Democratic governor announced Monday that he signed AB258 by Democratic Assemblyman...

  • USDA cites West Virginia zoo for handling of tiger cubs

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia zoo used tiger cubs in photoshoots without properly feeding or vaccinating them, according to federal inspectors. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo in Kingwood...

  • Autistic boy, 6, on life support after alleged beating

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend. Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on $1 million bail after a hearing Monday in Hagerstown. His public...

  • Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever

    Associated Press
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DENVER — Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state. Fifteen people have contracted tularemia, or rabbit fever, so far this year — just five fewer...

  • Man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    YORK, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor. An initial Coast Guard investigation found that Forest Woodruff and 57-year-old Russell Smith, both of Jamaica, Vermont, dropped...

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