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Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:25am

An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

Body of boy missing in storm found on island in LA River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:25am

Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River.

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:10am

The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said.

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:06am

Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump's speech could be marked by disruption or decorum

Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:55am

A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:37am

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:27am

A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes.

Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:56pm

One of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream."

Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:48pm

President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.

NC church has unconventional rules for sex and marriage

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:20pm

When it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, Word of Faith Fellowship members must follow strict and unusual rules — or risk severe punishment, former members say.

Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:20pm

Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:

Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:13pm

It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life.

Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

One of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream."

Judge will hear from attorneys on police murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop plans to get an update from attorneys on pretrial progress in the case.

'O.J.' doc director dedicates Oscar to Brown, Goldman

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:49pm

Ezra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category. In his acceptance speech Sunday Edelman dedicated his award to the late Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown and their families.

Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61

Holly Yan and Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:21pm

Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:14pm

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.

Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:40pm

Officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena.

Officials to stop California dam's outflow to clear debris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:08pm

California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday.