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North Carolina senator pushing medical marijuana bill describes smoking pot during cancer fight

May. 30, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly's chief advocate for legalizing medical marijuana in the state revealed publicly on Tuesday how he smoked pot over 20 years ago to withstand discomforts of chemotherapy during a fight with cancer. Sen. Bill Rabon of Brunswick...

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, The Carter Center says

May. 30, 2023 14:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, her family announced Tuesday. Carter, now 95, remains at home with former President Jimmy Carter, 98, who has been at home receiving hospice care since early this year. “She continues to live happily at...

Man, 2 children found dead in Indiana home with high carbon monoxide levels

May. 30, 2023 14:22 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities investigating the deaths of a man and two children whose bodies were found in an Indiana home said firefighters detected high carbon monoxide levels inside the residence. The bodies of the 24-year-old man, a 3-year-old boy and a 21-month-old girl...

Fertility doctor accused of using own sperm dies in crash of hand-built plane

May. 30, 2023 13:42 PM EDT

YATES, N.Y. (AP) — A New York fertility doctor who was accused of using his own sperm to impregnate several patients died over the weekend when the hand-built airplane he was in fell apart mid-flight and crashed, authorities said. Dr. Morris Wortman, 72, of Rochester, was a...

Sick workers tied to 40% of restaurant food poisoning outbreaks, CDC says

May. 30, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

Food workers who showed up while sick or contagious were linked to about 40% of restaurant food poisoning outbreaks with a known cause between 2017 and 2019, federal health officials said Tuesday. Norovirus and salmonella, germs that can cause severe illness, were the most common...

New York pot regulators vote to settle lawsuit stalling upstate dispensaries

May. 30, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York marijuana regulators voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit that has blocked them from granting dispensary licenses in the Finger Lakes region. The settlement reviewed at a meeting of the Cannabis Control Board would remove a legal impediment that...

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says

May. 30, 2023 13:17 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says.

Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protect Sacklers from lawsuits

May. 30, 2023 12:11 PM EDT

A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids. Under the plan approved by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, members of the wealthy Sackler family would give up...

Search continues for missing rural Missouri doctor

May. 30, 2023 12:08 PM EDT

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in a small Missouri town continue to search for an emergency room physician a week-and-a-half after his mysterious disappearance. Dr. John Forsyth, 49, was last heard from on May 21. Police said he was reported missing when he failed to show up for...

Deck collapse during birthday celebration injures 9 in Georgia

May. 30, 2023 11:53 AM EDT

MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) — Nine people were injured when a deck collapsed during a family's Memorial Day weekend gathering in coastal Georgia. Emergency crews rushed to the home in Midway, south of Savannah, and transported the victims to a nearby hospital, Liberty County Fire Chief Brian...