• Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that...

  • Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. A Senate vote on Wednesday sent the bill to President Donald Trump, who has championed the idea of giving veterans such options. The sweeping...

  • Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice...

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that...

  • E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches. The only thing that really worked was offering them money to kick the habit. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Rocky Mountain Health Care Services Chef Showcase had the happiest of problems, becoming so popular that it burst at the seams. The eighth annual festival of deliciousness, with 22 chefs, was moved to the Olympic Training Center's spacious Sports Center on May 3, where it filled...

  • The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 4:08 p.m. The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an...

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Vail Daily, May 22, on addressing bullying in schools: The Facebook group called Eagle County Classifieds is mostly a place to buy and sell items. But it's also a place where some pretty broad-ranging discussions take place. One of those discussions was started recently by a mom who...

  • Former UNC star Phil Ford has surgery for prostate cancer

    Yesterday

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that Ford underwent the procedure Tuesday after he was diagnosed during his annual physical. Dr. Eric Wallen, the UNC physician...

  • Jets' Donahue says 30-day stay in rehab was 'life-changing'

    Yesterday

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dylan Donahue feels fortunate to have a second chance. At football. And, most of all, at life. The New York Jets linebacker knew he needed to make some major changes this offseason after making a decision that nearly cost him everything. The 25-year-old...

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