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Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

Jan. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her once-acclaimed Connecticut farm. The state Appellate Court agreed Wednesday to hear the case, just four days before the deadline set by a lower court judge for...

The Latest: New wrongful death lawsuit filed against doctor

Jan. 16, 2019 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on wrongful death lawsuits filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medicine to near-death hospital patients (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An attorney says an additional wrongful death lawsuit has been filed alleging an Ohio doctor and...

OKC school district approves the use of medical marijuana

Jan. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school. The Oklahoma City Public Schools board voted to approve the policy Monday night, The Oklahoman reported . The district will provide a place for a...

Hospital replaces leadership after blood transfusion mistake

Jan. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center...

Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

Jan. 13, 2019 10:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of legalization,...

Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe's health system collapses

Jan. 12, 2019 12:11 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse. Doctors...

Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg's recovery is 'on track'

Jan. 11, 2019 12:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial...

Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: A puppy

Jan. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family photos, a few books and a cot. But one thing sets it apart: the cage on the floor for a 10-week-old puppy. Hyland, a 28-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, who is serving time...

Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumor

Jan. 11, 2019 6:38 AM EST

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons...

California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

Jan. 10, 2019 7:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana market: The state is expecting a lot less cash from cannabis taxes. The Democrat's proposed spending plan, released Thursday, projects the state will bank $355 million in marijuana...