SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters will likely see an initiative on the November ballot that limits the liability of lead paint companies by authorizing bond funding to clean up the paint and other health hazards in buildings in the state. The California Secretary of State announced Tuesday that backers of the measure collected enough signatures to make the ballot.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hennepin Healthcare is suspending a clinical trial of the sedative ketamine in emergency situations following criticism that its hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, enrolled patients in the study without their knowledge.
BERLIN (AP) - Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators - many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands - walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead of next week's first meeting of Germany's commission on exiting coal use.
LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) - Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age during the 1980s and believed in the anti-drug mantra that labeled marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not everyone used them. The law allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined they have six months or less to live. They can self-administer the drugs.
LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say 33 children and three adults were hospitalized after falling ill during a summer camp in Florida. Most of them complained of nausea and vomiting and have been released from the hospital. WFLA reports one child passed out, prompting Thursday's 911 response to the Clover Leaf 4H Camp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug.