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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 28 about a proposed coal ban in Oakland, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the organization that David Smith represents. He is an attorney for the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, not the Oregon Bulk and Oversized...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on implementation of Vermont's GMO labeling law: 1:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a bill on labeling genetically modified food under consideration in Congress is full of loopholes friendly to big food companies and should not be allowed...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on implementation of Vermont's GMO labeling law: 11:25 a.m. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking supporters of the state's newly implemented law requiring labels of genetically modified food to take to social media. He's inviting people to use...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a vaccine for the Zika virus could be developed in "fairly short order" if Congress acts quickly to pass a bill to prevent the spread of the disease. Obama says researchers are beginning to develop and test a vaccine for the mosquito...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think. Even after regulators updated standards for labeling sunscreen four years ago, tests have shown...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At Mehuron's Supermarket in Waitsfield, Vermont, manager Bruce Hyde Jr. said he and his team support and are ready for the state's new law requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. But uncertainties abound. Mehuron's and other markets...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors. In a 5-0 opinion issued Thursday, the high court overturned a previous district court decision that doctors could not be prosecuted under...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program, with more than 233,000 people already enrolled in the government-financed insurance coverage that begins Friday. Medicaid expansion fulfills one...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program. More than 233,000 people — largely the working poor — have been enrolled so far in the government-financed insurance coverage offered under the...