NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization.
Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the public to help save his health care law, which is in serious danger of being repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.
Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state's Department of Health has cleared Miami's Little River area of local Zika transmission.
Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers.
Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare — and they are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americns.
More people sickened by community Thanksgiving meal surface
ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two more people have come forward to report they were sickened after eating a community Thanksgiving dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue
YABED, West Bank (AP) — For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians coplain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers.
Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a key House committee pledged Thursday that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.
For one Egyptian with HIV, the stigma is too much to bear
CAIRO (AP) — In his bedroom, there's a drawer full of his medications — along with CDs of a popular Egyptian Muslim preacher. On the walls of the home are two paintings by his father. They've had a strained relationship. He opens an album and shows pictures of his mother.
Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.
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