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Wyoming hospital curtails services amid hacker attack

Sep. 21, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An attack by hackers on a Wyoming health organization's computer systems has forced a hospital to cancel some surgeries, stop admitting patients and transfer some patients to other facilities, a spokeswoman said Saturday. Campbell County Health officials were working with federal,...

Llama has dental surgery to get at root cause of past escape

Sep. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year? He made his way out by following a strategically placed herd of llamas owned by Yellowstone Llamas, which rents out the pack animals to tourists. But he wasn't in the clear. On Tuesday,...

WV horse therapy program aids those with disabilities

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Despite heavy storm clouds rolling in above 1952 Files Cross Road, Aiden Sowers, 4, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shouted to his father, Don, from their vehicle parked on the gravel roadway that the rain had not started falling and they should be able to...

5 of 13 marijuana bills passed in New Hampshire

Sep. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers considered more than a dozen bills related to marijuana this year, but fewer than half of them became law. A push to have the state join others that have legalized recreational use of the drug fizzled, as did efforts to expand the qualifying conditions for the...

Some North Dakotans turn to Canada for prescription pills

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Roger Roehl four years ago found the "silver bullet" for leukemia — a medication called Gleevec. Roehl, of Mandan, was 64 years old and had a state health insurance plan that covered the life-saving medication minus a $10 copay. But when he turned 65 and enrolled in Medicare,...

Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung

Sep. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure on Friday as she gets set for specialized radiation treatment for cancer, her office said. Ivey announced Thursday that doctors had discovered a malignant spot on her lung. She described the cancer as having been...

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Retired star receiver Calvin Johnson said the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career. Johnson told Sports Illustrated in a story published Friday he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told...

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill

Sep. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of lawmakers launched another push Friday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, introducing a bill that would allow patients to use the drug if they register with the state and create a licensing system for growers. Thirty-three states, including neighboring Michigan,...

South Dakota marijuana backers push 2 ballot measures

Sep. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in South Dakota have been thwarted at nearly every turn, including an effort to become the 48th state to approve industrial hemp. But backers are doubling down on this year's election. Volunteers are gathering signatures for two initiated ballot measures. One asks voters to...

Company to sell stake in Louisiana medical marijuana program

Sep. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Nevada-based company has agreed to sell its 50% stake of a Louisiana medical marijuana business. News outlets report the $16 million deal between GB Sciences Inc. and Lafayette-based Wellcana Plus LLC is expected to close by the end of October. The Advocate reports GB Sciences...