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WASHINGTON (AP) — The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed with vegetable material and resembling marijuana. It was clear the drug was meant to be smoked for a potent high, notwithstanding the deceptive label that the product was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might...
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor was told by the Centers for Disease and Prevention that the agency was worried how the conference would be...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final year in office to addressing the opioid epidemic, but the state's failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this year will begin repaying hundreds of millions of dollars to bondholders after converting tobacco settlement money into $90 million to fill a budget hole in 2014. The repayment comes as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they've now confirmed 47 cases of yellow fever, and 25 deaths. The Health Ministry also says it's investigating more than 160 other suspected cases of the mosquito-borne disease. The outbreak is centered in the east-central state of...
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal offense in Russia, but nearly 20 percent of Russians...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump signed the executive order in the...
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York physician assistant who pocketed $710,000 by illegally selling the painkiller oxycodone has been sentenced to five years in prison. Michael Troyan pleaded guilty in June to conspiring to illegally distribute the drugs. He was sentenced...