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Children battling cancer to attend 'Toy Story 4' screening

Jul. 5, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie "Toy Story 4" in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest's 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families will be held July 18 at...

Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, boosting the amount that can be dispensed and raising the number of cultivator permits, under a broad new law. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig...

Maine passes ban on kids in tanning beds, heads to governor

Jun. 5, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could join 17 states that ban the use of tanning beds for minors under a bill sent to the Democratic governor's desk Wednesday. The Senate sent the bill to Gov. Janet Mills, who has said she supports the proposed legislation and is likely to sign into law. The Maine Center for...

Race impedes bid for bone marrow transplant for 3-year-old

Jun. 3, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the past couple months, 3-year-old Ailani Myers has had more bad days than good. May 23 was one of those rare exceptions her dad describes as an "almost pre-diagnosis day." "She had fun and felt good," Kurt Myers said. "We got to do things outside and she didn't even have to wear...

A wake for a Venezuelan boy, and a nation's anguish

May. 28, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Venezuelan boy who died of cancer while waiting for a bone marrow transplant held an open-casket wake on Tuesday, giving visitors a chance to see him for the last time as they wondered whether the death could have been avoided. Erick Altuve lay in an...