- New laws on marijuana, truancy, drones take effect in Texas Updated: Sep-01-15 1:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana - even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug.
- 73 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison showing respiratory illness symptoms increased to 73.
- 4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home Updated: Aug-31-15 9:01 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
- California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths Updated: Aug-31-15 8:26 pm
LOS ANGELES - Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
- Latest on Texas deputy: Lawyer says man had mental illness Updated: Aug-31-15 8:02 pm
HOUSTON - Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):
- Dealing with anxiety disorder, Fish wins in US Open return Updated: Aug-31-15 7:56 pm
NEW YORK - This, Mardy Fish said afterward, is what ran through his mind during his first U.S. Open match in three years - and the first match of his last tournament as a tennis pro: "I'm going to be OK. Everything's going to be OK. You're going to be fine."
- State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youth Updated: Aug-31-15 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don't fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-cigarettes.
- Some Verdi water contaminated with E. Coli; no use order Updated: Aug-31-15 6:53 pm
RENO, Nevada - Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli.
- Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg Updated: Aug-31-15 6:50 pm
FRESNO, California - A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.
- Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
- Heroin woes not prompting needle exchange in NW Indiana Updated: Aug-31-15 5:44 pm
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Two northwestern Indiana counties that have long faced drug abuse troubles aren't dealing with the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users that's prompted the start of needle-exchange programs elsewhere in the state.
- Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014 Updated: Aug-31-15 5:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.
- Livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota Updated: Aug-31-15 5:20 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A highly contagious livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota facilities.
- Late OU linebacker's mother targets prescription drugs Updated: Aug-31-15 5:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a prescription drug overdose shared the story of her son's death to help launch a public campaign Monday aimed at bringing awareness to the problem of prescription drug abuse.
- West Nile virus kills elderly man from Chicago south suburb Updated: Aug-31-15 4:53 pm
OAK FOREST, Illinois - The Cook County Department of Public Health says a man in his early 90s from the south Chicago suburbs has died after contracting West Nile virus.
- New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation Updated: Aug-31-15 4:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to common drugstore treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the minuscule bugs.
- Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine Updated: Aug-31-15 4:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
- Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall Updated: Aug-31-15 3:32 pm
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell ice cream is back.
- Mississippi records first death from West Nile virus Updated: Aug-31-15 3:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has recorded its first death from the West Nile virus of 2015.
- Salem City Council to weigh early marijuana sales Updated: Aug-31-15 2:25 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Salem City Council will have to decide whether to allow "early sales" of recreational marijuana.
- Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone Updated: Aug-31-15 2:16 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.
- Federal government files suit against Sioux Falls landlord Updated: Aug-31-15 1:54 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against a Sioux Falls landlord, alleging he refused to let a tenant with a fractured leg move back into an apartment over concerns that a wheelchair could damage the carpet.
- Worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled patient Updated: Aug-31-15 1:39 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - An employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing a patient, less than a month after the federal government ended its oversight of the facility that houses and treats disabled residents.
- Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years Updated: Aug-31-15 12:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Animal Health Corridor that stretches 300 miles in Kansas and Missouri has attracted more than 300 companies in 10 years to do research and develop animal health products, supporters said.
- A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains Updated: Aug-31-15 11:04 am
CHICAGO - A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.