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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 photo shows jars of medical marijuana on display on the counter of Western Caregivers Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutors to pursue violators of federal marijuana laws, not only states that legalized recreational pot are at risk of a crackdown, but so is most of the rest of America. All but four states allow some form of medical marijuana, even Sessions' home state of Alabama. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 05, 2018 - 6:28 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk of a crackdown and are warily watching developments. Forty-six states...
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January 05, 2018 - 11:51 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story Jan. 4, about the state of Oregon filing a lawsuit against Monsanto, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Monsanto stopped producing PCBs in 1979 when Congress banned the compounds. The company voluntarily stopped producing them in 1977. A corrected...
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Erin Bond, back, 33, of Apple Valley, Minn., and her husband, John, right, 35, go in for a group hug with Olga Kemaeva, 34, the widow of Russian tourist Anton Kemaev, as they meet for the first time at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017, in North Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bond believes he received Kemaev's kidney in a transplant operation he is currently recovering from. His family found out the donor was a 35-year-old Russian who had died from a gunshot wound and Googled the information, finding Kemaev's story in recent news. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 10:32 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian man who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh last month donated his organs — and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney gave an emotional thank-you to the man's widow. Anton Kemaev was on a travel visa touring around the United States, and was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal pot market. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it was ending an Obama-era policy to tread lightly on enforcing U.S. marijuana...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2018 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options...
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In this Jan. 1, 2018 photo, a customer purchases marijuana at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
January 04, 2018 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end a federal policy affecting states that have legalized marijuana. (all times local): 12:32 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to flourish in states...
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This undated photo provided by Duke University shows Dr. Danielle Seaman, a former radiology professor at the university. A federal anti-trust complaint filed by Seaman claims that Duke University and the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conspired to avoid competition by agreeing not to hire talent away from each other’s medical enterprises. Both Duke and UNC deny the existence of the no-hire agreement. (Jared Lazarus/Duke University via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 3:58 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge will have to decide whether two elite North Carolina universities had a cozy agreement not to compete by hiring away medical talent from the hospital and education enterprises each have built. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles is expected to hear arguments...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Dr. Albert Maguire, right, checks the eyes of Misa Kaabali, 8, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Misa was 4-years-old when he received his gene therapy treatment. The first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it's still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. Spark Therapeutics said it decided on the lower price tag for Luxturna, after hearing from health insurers about their ability to cover the injectable treatment. (AP Photo/Bill West, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the world and raising questions about the affordability of a coming wave of similar gene-targeting therapies. The injectable treatment from Spark...
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Britain's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in London Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018, after he apologised to patients who have had operations delayed as a result of winter pressures in the National Health Service. Officials said Wednesday that extreme seasonal pressure on Britain's hospital system means many non-urgent procedures must be put off for weeks to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials say extreme seasonal pressure on Britain's hospital system means many non-urgent procedures must be put off for weeks. National Health Service England officials are telling hospitals to delay some procedures to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients. The...
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This undated photo provided by Duke University shows Dr. Danielle Seaman, a former radiology professor at the university. A federal anti-trust complaint filed by Seaman claims that Duke University and the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conspired to avoid competition by agreeing not to hire talent away from each other’s medical enterprises. Both Duke and UNC deny the existence of the no-hire agreement. (Jared Lazarus/Duke University via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 9:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit says the two elite institutions have agreed not to compete in another prestigious area: the market for highly skilled medical workers. The anti-trust...
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