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Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals

Jun. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We're good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership, which includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other companies operating in the sector, issued guidelines aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas...

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

Jun. 18, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down on fraudulent...

Oregon removes assisted suicide wait for gravely ill people

Jun. 18, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House sent the governor a measure Tuesday amending the state's assisted suicide law by removing the waiting period for people who have less than 15 days to live. It's a move that opponents say amounts to an expansion of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, arguing the measure...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday. Attorney Dale...

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. They also endorsed a ban on...

Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political

Jun. 18, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, said Tuesday that he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters in Louisiana because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law . The governor, seeking a second term on the October ballot,...

Hospital largely cleared in newborn cut from womb case

Jun. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Investigators have largely cleared a hospital for how it dealt with a Chicago woman accused of cutting a baby from his mother's womb and claiming him as her own, despite questions from the victims' family over why it took the hospital more than two weeks to tell child services that...

Montana facility closing after chemical restraint flap

Jun. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana children's psychiatric treatment center will close in the aftermath of reports that it used chemicals to control the behavior of a 9-year-old girl from Oregon in foster care. Butte-Silver Bow County Chief Executive Dave Palmer tells The Montana Standard that Acadia Montana...

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes. Supervisors on...

The Latest: Lawyer says Costco victim mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police-involved shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona (all times local): 2 p.m. A lawyer for the family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in a Southern California Costco says the man was mentally ill and recently went off his...