• Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare." Former President Barack Obama's signature law is usually associated with subsidized...

  • Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the pot distribution...

  • The Latest: Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT): 8:45 p.m. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate....

  • Tifft back in Iowa after missing '16 race with brain tumor

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — To the outside world, NASCAR driver Matt Tifft was simply dealing with back pain to start last season. When Tifft was alone, a series of painful and increasingly bizarre symptoms stemming from his brain had started to worry him a lot more than a bulging disk....

  • 5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President...

  • Former NBA player Marcus Camby sued over nephew's drowning

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving. The federal lawsuit, filed Thursday by the boy's father, Marcus Kendall...

  • Under scrutiny, New Mexico opioid prescriptions taper off

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of people receiving opioid pain medication prescriptions or risky overlapping prescriptions has shown a notable decline in New Mexico since the state ordered doctors to check a database that can indicate whether a patient may be receiving narcotics from...

  • USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr....

  • Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients." Barry Cadden will be sentenced Monday on charges of...

  • Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower...

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