• Crime

    Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

    DENVER (AP) Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.A bill in the Colorado Legislature would allow...

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because...

    By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetuses

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Montana Senate on Friday advanced a proposal seeking to extend protections to so-called "pain-capable" fetuses.If approved, Montana would join more than a dozen states adopting laws protecting pain-capable fetuses.The...

    By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press|

  • News

    Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy

    LAS VEGAS (AP) A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor faces up to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers.A federal court...


  • Business

    Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in...

    By Julie Carr Smyth, AP Statehouse Correspondent|

  • Business

    Mayo Clinic expansion set to receive $585M in public funds

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) Millions of dollars in state aid for the Mayo Clinic's expansion is expected to begin arriving in Rochester, Minnesota, this fall.The Legislature pledged about $585 million in tax money for the Destination Medical Center...


  • News

    Officials: Death of student who fell from roof an accident

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of an 18-year-old college student who fell from the roof of a building that housed a Hartford bar an accident.State Medical Examiner James Gill says that Taylor Lavoie,...


  • Business

    Kentucky's abortion law faces attacks in court

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion, and then try to show fetal images to the pregnant women, came under withering attack Thursday in federal court.An American Civil...

    By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Minnesota marijuana oil sent to New York stirs anger

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on one of the state's medical marijuana companies whose former executives have been charged with illegally shipping $500,000 of marijuana oils to New York, pushing legislation allowing...

    By Kyle Potter, Associated Press|

  • Business

    'Sex-selection' abortion ban gets final OK in Arkansas House

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A proposal to impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl has received final passage from the Arkansas House.The measure was passed...

    By Tafi Mukunyadzi|

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