Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot...

Officials: Bowie resident may have West Nile virus

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Officials say a Bowie resident may have contracted West Nile virus.

City officials say the Maryland Department of Agriculture notified them Wednesday that a resident may have contracted the...

Pet coyote running loose with leash captured, euthanized

NORTH BEACH, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a coyote spotted running loose with a leash in southern Maryland has been captured and euthanized.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office said that the coyote was spotted...

Health ministry official detained on suspicion of bribes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior health ministry official has been detained on suspicion of accepting bribes of face cream and money in exchange for giving operating licenses to pharmacies, the latest case of...

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.

And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.

She delivered her child just a...

Peoria County gets $3.2 million to combat lead poisoning

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria County is getting $3.2 million from the federal government to protect children and their families from lead poisoning.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced...

$17.2 million awarded to 26 NY medical research institutions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $17.2 million in state awards is going to 26 academic medical institutions to train new clinical researchers doing cutting-edge biomedical research.

The awards are...

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.

It sent a letter Thursday to congressional leaders and...