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Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

AP-NORC Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

Apr. 25, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed many people also fault doctors who prescribed...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

Apr. 25, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you're expecting. A young woman's revelation about...

Gunmen kill polio vaccine worker, wound another in Pakistan

Apr. 25, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on female polio vaccination workers in the southwestern town of Chaman, killing one and wounding the other. Local police official Sami Agha says the assailants fled after Thursday's attack, which was the third this week....

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Court to hear Washington challenge to Trump abortion rule

Apr. 25, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state will hear arguments in two cases against new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the National Family Planning and...

California vaccine rules advance over emotional opposition

Apr. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced tougher rules for vaccinations late Wednesday after hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents while the nation grapples with the highest number of measles cases in decades. The Senate Health Committee approved the proposal to give state...

Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

Apr. 24, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy told the United Nations on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" and are struggling to survive in her country's long war as they "remain invisible." Nujeen Mustafa...

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

Apr. 24, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried marijuana flowers to...

Candidates discuss wide range of issues during debate

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats running for Kentucky governor wrangled Wednesday evening in a televised debate over issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the future of Appalachian coal, less than a month before the state's primary. The candidates also emphasized some of their campaign themes...