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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boomTwice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year
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Nursing Home Staff Smelled the Stench, But 'Did Nothing'Nursing home staff could smell the stench but did nothing for days—and when York Spratling was finally sent to a Florida emergency room in February 2017, the cause was hard to stomach. The doctor "said he had never seen anything like that before, especially in this day and age,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, a marijuana sample is weighed at a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July and the first two months saw about a 20 percent failure rate. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety testsHigher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Switzerland's Marc Gisin speeds down the course during a men's World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Swiss ski team: No serious injury to Gisin's skull, spineThe Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his nasty crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A woman feeds a baby prior to the start of an audience of Pope Francis with children and family from the dispensary of Santa Marta, a Vatican charity that offers special help to mothers and children in need, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Kids at a Vatican charity give Pope Francis a birthday cakeChildren who receive help at a Vatican pediatric dispensary have given Pope Francis a cake on the eve of his 82nd birthday
The Associated Press20 hours ago
4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopterPortuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Ariana, Celebs Rally Around 'Suicidal' Pete DavidsonIs Pete Davidson on the brink? The Saturday Night Live star posted online missives Saturday that touch on mental health and suicide, per TMZ . "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," writes the 25-year-old on Instagram. "I'm doing my best to stay here for you but i...
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Pneumonia Shot Fells Hulk Actor FerrignoThe Incredible Hulk was feeling pumped up this week—but with IV fluid, not testosterone-induced rage. On Wednesday night, Lou Ferrigno posted on social media a picture of himself wearing a green hospital gown (naturally) and hooked up to an IV in a medical center in Santa Monica, Calif., noting...
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Federal Judge's Ruling on ACA an 'Assault' on AmericansThe Supreme Court has twice voted (in 2012 and 2015) to keep the Affordable Care Act in place; it may soon see its third big case related to the health care law. That's because US District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas has responded to a suit from 20 states...
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