Health

June 21, 2018 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...
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June 21, 2018 - 7:52 am
LOTT, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas company has recalled 489 pounds (221.81 kilograms) of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Texas Natural Meats of Lott produced the beef on Aug. 8, 2017. The problem was discovered Tuesday during...
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In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Instagram, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford pose with their newborn daughter at the Auckland City Hospital, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Jacinda Ardern via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 2:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a photo welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village." She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto,...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. The federal government and the provinces also still need to publish regulations that will govern the cannabis trade. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 1:05 am
Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ride the Senate subway as they head to a vote on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018 file photo, Akemi Vargas, 8, cries as she talks about being separated from her father during an immigration family separation protest in front of the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Court building in Phoenix. Child welfare agencies across America make wrenching decisions every day to separate children from their parents. But those agencies have ways of minimizing the trauma that aren't being employed by the Trump administration at the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 20, 2018 - 8:32 am
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 3:55 pm
The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what will happen to their children. Child welfare has always been a challenging profession; state...
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June 19, 2018 - 3:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. He wrote in Tuesday's edition of The Daily Telegraph that the battle against cannabis use has been lost and that it is "deluded" to pretend otherwise. Hague has...
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This Friday, June 15, 2018, booking photo provided by the Westminster Police Department shows Jeremy Webster, who is the suspect in the shooting at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Denver. Webster is been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and attempt to commit a felony in a Colorado shooting. Police arrested Webster hours after the shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy and also wounded a bystander not related to the family. (Westminster Police Department via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 6:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday. Police arrested Jeremy Webster, 23, hours after the shooting...
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Neil Diamond performs during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 15, 2018 - 1:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease, but the singer didn't let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. Diamond, who was officially inducted into the Hall in 1984, earned the Johnny...
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