• House passes recreational marijuana reform bill

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The House on Friday passed a measure that makes several changes to the state's new recreational marijuana market, including eliminating the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale. House Bill 2136...

  • Swimming advisory lifted for Levisa Fork in eastern Kentucky

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have lifted a swimming advisory issued for the Levisa Fork in Pike County. Kentucky was notified last month by Virginia about a leak that poured millions of gallons of sewage into the Levisa Fork and across the state line into Kentucky. The...

  • Deadline looms for Governor Ige to announce bill vetoes

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The deadline is approaching for Hawaii Gov. David Ige to tell lawmakers which bills he plans to veto. There are several major bills left unsigned, including a plan to set up a system of medical marijuana dispensaries. Hawaii has about 13,000 patients who are approved...

  • State denies Dayton abortion clinic's request for exception

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials have denied a Dayton abortion clinic's request for an exception to rules requiring it to have a patient-transfer agreement with a hospital in case of emergencies. Women's Med Center in Dayton has sought a variance since 2012. It says two...

  • Arizona man dies after being stung by hundreds of bees

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    VALLE VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A man who was stung hundreds of times in a bee attack in western Arizona has died. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that the man died Sunday at a hospital in Kingman. Authorities say the man was watching a property in Valle Vista, a...

  • Correction: Abortion Decline-Illinois story

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story June 7 about a decline in abortions in Illinois, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported erroneously that the Illinois numbers were for surgical abortions only. The Illinois numbers include...

  • Correction: Abortion Decline-State By State story

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    In a story June 7 showing state-by-state abortion trends, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported erroneously that the Illinois numbers were for surgical abortions only. The Illinois numbers include both surgical...

  • Jail for CEO of that sold surgery tool without FDA OK

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former chief executive of a medical device company that admitted to distributing knee replacement surgery tools using a marketing plan rejected by the Food and Drug Administration will go to jail. Charli Chi, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty along with the...

  • Medical marijuana may be likely, but patients still to wait

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisianians who could benefit from medical marijuana may want to use the drug soon now that lawmakers have passed a pot proposal, which Gov. Bobby Jindal promises to sign. But the unfortunate reality is that they will have to wait — years. Passing the bill...

  • Hassan vetoes bill on parental notice of sexual topics

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan says a bill that would require schools to give parents two weeks' notice before using sexually explicit material in class would make it harder for young people to receive public health education or study important literature. Hassan stated her...

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