Bottled water urged for kids, pregnant women amid lead scare

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — New advisories being sent to Ohio communities previously found to have high lead levels in tap water suggest children and pregnant women in those areas should instead drink bottled or filtered...

Officials say no confirmed cases of Zika virus in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say Kansas has not had any confirmed cases of the Zika virus.

The Zika virus, which is generally so mild that it only causes symptoms in about one out of five cases,...

Maryland lawmaker moves to decriminalize drugs like heroin

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker on Friday proposed decriminalizing possession of small amounts of all illicit drugs like heroin and cocaine.

Del. Dan Morhaim, a physician who has treated patients in...

Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man to a drug treatment center where he later escaped and killed a police officer working overtime to pay for cancer...

The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

6:00 p.m.

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a health emergency as more Zika-related cases emerge across the U.S....

Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for...

Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.

There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade...

NY medical marijuana program: 551 patients certified so far

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.

More than 330 physicians, meanwhile, have registered with the state,...