• 5th New Jersey facility can start growing medical marijuana

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    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

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    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...

  • Human rights team in Mexico still waits access to soldiers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has still not arranged for an independent team of investigators to interview soldiers with knowledge of events in which 43 college students disappeared in southern Mexico last year. The team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

  • California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    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...

  • $2.9 million grant to aid TB research at SLU

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grant worth nearly $3 million will help researchers at Saint Louis University study a new tuberculosis vaccine. The $2.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was announced Monday. Saint Louis University researcher Daniel Hoft will use the grant to...

  • Luol Deng staying with Heat, opts-in for $10.1 million

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there in...

  • Killer in Canadian dismemberment case joins dating site

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties has joined a matchmaking website for inmates. Luka Magnotta's profile was posted Sunday on Canadian Inmates Connect...

  • US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the...

  • Emirati court issues death sentence in killing of American

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced to death a woman convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in the bathroom of an upscale Abu Dhabi mall, the state news agency WAM reported Monday. Attacks against foreigners are...

  • Attorney details alleged abuse by former military couple

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys are making closing arguments in the child abuse trial of a former Army major and his wife. John and Carolyn Jackson face charges including child endangerment and assault. John Jackson was an Army major based at Picatinny Arsenal in northwestern New...

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