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Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep. 25, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication. Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said researchers chose high-quality marijuana from police...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening...

WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo

Sep. 25, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread. Dr. Peter Salama says the response is at a "critical juncture" in eastern North...

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

Sep. 25, 2018 4:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Kentucky will host this year's annual conference from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 in Louisville. The event is expected...

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team

Sep. 25, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman assigned to protect polio workers in the country's northwest. The killing comes amid a nationwide campaign aimed at vaccinating 38.6 million Pakistani children under the age of 5. The official, Anwarul Haq,...

Feds: Priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn't have

Sep. 25, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District...

Mental health worker admits to sexually assaulting girl

Sep. 25, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont mental health worker has admitted to sexually assaulting a girl. The Brattleboro Reformer reports 49-year-old Robert Havens, of Brattleboro, pleaded guilty Friday to sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and obstruction of...

The Latest: Utility: No negative impacts at flooded ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Duke Energy says results from samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released Monday came from a sample...

51 ill after eating at Fayetteville brewery and beer garden

Sep. 24, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Health officials have said they are investigating a currently unidentified outbreak after 51 people reported falling ill after a visit to a Fayetteville restaurant. Arkansas Department of Health spokeswoman Meg Mirivel said in a release Monday symptoms included diarrhea, vomiting...

Mississippi reaches 37 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Sep. 24, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two central Mississippi counties are reporting four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 37 so far this year. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a statement Monday that three new cases are in Hinds County and one is in Madison County. Mississippi...