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Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

Aug. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants were...

Ohio committee rejects medical marijuana for anxiety, autism

Aug. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A State Medical Board of Ohio committee has decided not to recommend adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. The committee made its decision Wednesday after hearing testimony that included concerns from...

Study: Michigan prison workers facing mental health crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prison workers are facing a mental health crisis that includes much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and alcohol abuse than in the general public, according to a study released Monday. The report , conducted for the state Department of...

Wildfire survivor drowns in Central Valley reservoir

Jul. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a woman who survived a deadly Northern California wildfire say she drowned while swimming in a reservoir. The Modesto Bee reports Stephanie Modena, who escaped last fall's devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, died Wednesday in the Woodward Reservoir east of Stockton....

State adds anxiety to qualifying conditions for medical pot

Jul. 11, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Health Department is adding anxiety disorders and Tourette's syndrome to the list of conditions that can qualify people to obtain legal medical marijuana. The heath secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced Thursday she'll be adding them as of July 20. Levine says her...