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American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

Mar. 24, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. American has 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet, and said Sunday that it...

Cellphone driving ban to be considered again by lawmakers

Mar. 24, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of tougher laws aimed at curbing distracted driving will be making their case to a legislative committee on Beacon Hill. Among the bills scheduled for a public hearing before the Legislature's Transportation Committee on Thursday are several that would ban motorists from holding...

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Mar. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since...

Disaster aid bill facing a tricky path as it heads to Senate

Mar. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that's a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this week. At stake is $13.5 billion emergency relief...

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Mar. 24, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant...

Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

Mar. 24, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called Brazilian butt lift in February 2017. Instead of recovering after the procedure, the 32-year-old mother of two began slipping in and out of consciousness. She eventually passed out...

US Rep. Pressley says she'll protect the Affordable Care Act

Mar. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she'll fight for policies that protect and defend the Affordable Care Act. The Massachusetts Democrat and new member of Congress issued a statement Saturday, the ninth anniversary of former President Barack Obama signing the health care legislation into law....

The 1st recreational pot shop in the Boston area has opened

Mar. 23, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A recreational pot shop that has opened in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA stations. The store, located in a former bank building on Washington Street and Route 9, has been selling to medical marijuana patients but was...

First vote on recreational marijuana planned in Connecticut

Mar. 23, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are poised to cast the first vote of the legislative session on a bill that could legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut. The General Law Committee is scheduled to vote Monday on legislation establishing a new Cannabis Control Commission within the...

NCAA to appeal ruling in antitrust case about compensation

Mar. 23, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violated antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, the said the district court "erred by giving itself authority to micromanage decisions about...