• Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties

    Yesterday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the measure into law Monday, along with a bill that will eventually get medical marijuana to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of...

  • Ohio announces rules for testing lethal injection drugs

    Yesterday

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, the state prisons agency announced Monday in its latest update of capital punishment rules. The revised policy applies to so-called compounded drugs, which are...

  • Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation

    Yesterday

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Monday was the second extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Wednesday....

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new clinic regulations...

  • 'Sit-down' dinners improve seniors' lives, enrich families

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When is the last time you had dinner with grandma and grandpa, or mom and dad? Was it your birthday, or perhaps Thanksgiving? Almost 75 percent of families surveyed said they only join aging loved ones for a "sit-down" meal on special occasions, according to research from Home...

  • 5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak

    Yesterday

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Federal agents say a fifth man has been arrested in connection with the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history. The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday that 33-year-old Charles Pruett was arrested June 24 in Bremen, Georgia. His hometown...

  • Supporters seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies. Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper was among state...

  • 5th New Jersey facility can start growing medical marijuana

    Yesterday

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A fifth facility has been given permission to start growing medical marijuana in New Jersey. The state Health Department on Monday issued a permit to Compassionate Sciences, Inc., in Bellmawr, a suburb near Philadelphia. The permit was issued after background...

  • $7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some $7.3 billion will be divided among 25 networks of health care providers in New York state to use in overhauling the delivery of care and cutting unneeded hospital visits, according to state officials. Hospitals, physician groups and other providers allied in...

  • California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

    Yesterday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing. At issue in the...

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