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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Southern Yemen's local authorities have banned the selling of qat, a plant whose leaves are chewed for a stimulant effect, a widespread tradition among Yemeni men. Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government on Monday also barred hundreds of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rid itself Monday of a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control. The court asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search for a compromise. The justices issued an unsigned,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rid itself Monday of a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control. The court asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search for a compromise. The justices issued an unsigned,...
The USDA isn't alone in trying to fill data gaps about invasive and disease-carrying mosquitoes by counting them. Other efforts continue in several states. — The University of Arizona and partner agencies are recruiting volunteers for another Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt , which...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said. The Save Lives...
MIAMI (AP) — The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where. There's little money in government budgets to track the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes. That's why the U.S. Department of...
DENVER (AP) — A woman who went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain on Christmas Eve 2013 remembered feeling "out of it" after getting a dose of morphine. But as she came to, she realized her hospital gown was open and a male nurse was touching and kissing her. The woman...
DENVER (AP) — A woman who went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain on Christmas Eve 2013 remembered feeling "out of it" after getting a dose of morphine. But as she came to, she realized her hospital gown was open and a male nurse was touching and kissing her. The woman...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama joined forces with the rap artist Macklemore to improve efforts to reach out to those addicted to opioids and those who overdose on the drug often found in prescription painkillers. Obama and the rap artist appeared on a video in the...