• Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering regulations meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease, and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. The Mine Safety and Health...

  • California issues 1st licenses for legal pot market

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1. The 20 temporary licenses —...

  • Midnight Friday first Obamacare deadline for Colorado enrollees

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A crucial Obamacare deadline is fast approaching. Midnight Friday marks the first - and possibly most important - deadline of the current Affordable Care Act sign-up season, when shoppers must pick a plan if they want that coverage to take effect New Year's Day. Coloradans who miss...

  • Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding limits set in state law, police said....

  • Treading dangerously: Lax safety inside Goodyear tire plants

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is among the deadliest manufacturers in the nation for workers - resulting in deaths of five workers since 2015 - and the company's safety lapses have also contributed to deaths of motorists on the road, a six-month investigation by Reveal from The Center for...

  • At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growing

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday that some callers to...

  • Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The...

  • Cards' Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease....

  • Yates back as starter for Texans after injuries

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Third-string quarterback T.J. Yates will get his first start this season for Houston on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars with Deshaun Watson out for the season with a knee injury and backup Tom Savage recovering from a concussion. But Yates already has plenty of...

  • Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off over a quarter of its workforce as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business. The company said 14,000 workers would be let go. The...

Like us on Facebook