• Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the afflicted region. "We've seen major progress," Obama said during a White...

  • Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states. The U.S....

  • Vermont looks at new police tool: a saliva test for drugs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont House committee is considering legislation allowing police to use a roadside saliva test to check for the presence of marijuana and other drugs in a driver's system. The House Transportation Committee has been hearing in recent days from Vermont State...

  • Vermont Health Department says some decline TB treatment

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An official at the Vermont Health Department says a handful of the people connected with the Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are declining treatment. Vermont Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso says none of the people who...

  • Regents member, wife donate $1M for outpatient facility

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Board of Regents member and his wife have given $1 million to the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Phoenix to help build an outpatient facility. The board announced that Dr. Ram Krishna and his wife, Dr. Meera Krishna, made the gift. Ram Krishna...

  • Ebola monitoring costs in New Jersey since October: $2.6M

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It has cost New Jersey more than $2.6 million to monitor passengers arriving at Newark Liberty Airport for possible Ebola virus since October. The state Health Department says 1,408 passengers arrived in Newark between October and last month from Guinea, Sierra...

  • Developmentally disabled man gets probation for sex assault

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A 40-year-old Beatrice man convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy has been given five years of probation and will be committed to a treatment program. Court records say Scott Taylor was sentenced on Tuesday. Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund...

  • Spain: Conservatives move to tighten abortion availability

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Parliament has taken a step toward restricting the availability of abortion by accepting for debate a conservative ruling Popular Party proposal to oblige 16- and 17-year-olds to once again have to obtain parents' permission. The Popular Party used its absolute...

  • House to vote on taxing medical marijuana dispensaries

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House will take up legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring licensed medical marijuana dispensaries pay property taxes. The dispensaries, none of which have been opened, will be licensed by the state under the medical marijuana laws. A bill...

  • Legislature approves overhaul of medical marijuana market

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved an overhaul of the state's medical marijuana market, sending to Gov. Jay Inslee a bill that seeks to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state's recreational market is in place. The Senate concurred...

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