U.K. prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumor.

New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

State environmental police euthanized a bobcat and it's being tested for rabies after it attacked a couple and their baby in Lebanon. Authorities say it may be the same bobcat that attacked a woman in Bozrah.

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.

Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to go to their fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:

A Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face contract talks with a union representing nurses and medical technicians are over because there's an impasse on a key issue.

Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal grants to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks.

A new report says health care spending in Massachusetts continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation.

Police say Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta followed nine key steps on his path to fathering 16 surrogate babies in Thailand, born starting in June 2013. It's unclear whether he went through all of the steps for every baby; four are in Cambodia and the rest remain in Thailand. Here's how he did it:

Every other month since November 2013, the Red Cross Bloodmobile has set up shop in front of Nelson's Garage on Court Avenue in Jeffersonville. It's not just a case of a welcoming business, it's part of a mission.

The Ivory Coast government decided late Monday to allow Sierra Leone's team to enter the country, giving the go-ahead for an African Cup qualifier after fears over Ebola put the game and Ivory Coast's place in the tournament in doubt.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities.

Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is asking for nominations for a new honor, the Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing.

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for permission to use it.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.

Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.

Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

Improving the well-being of the state's health care system could be a difficult prescription to fill for the next governor, given Massachusetts' rocky effort to merge its 2006 health care law and President Barack Obama's 2010 federal law. That's not the only health care challenge the Democratic and Republican candidates are weighing ahead of the Sept. 9 primary:

Kearney Hub. Aug. 29, 2014.

Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families.

Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.

A contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives' UniNet has expired, and officials for both said Monday that no negotiations have been scheduled.

Police say an 11-year-old boy died when a sailboat caught fire in the waters of Stuart.

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off.

A new law that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes.

Being No. 1 isn't always best, and Washington Regional Medical Center hopes to help knock Arkansas off the top of the stroke mortality list.

Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.

A Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father is being sent to the state's Cherokee Mental Health Institute.

Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.

At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat.

For years, Kenneth Boudreaux was the tooth fairy for schoolchildren across Acadiana.

A Children's Hospital physician has been elected president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists.

West Nile virus, an annual health threat for more than a decade, so far hasn't been detected in Michigan residents, likely because of a cool summer, an expert says.

On Memorial Day 2011, Stacy Mueller suddenly began slurring her speech and losing her balance. When she tried to text someone, she couldn't put the letters and words together. The 42-year-old divorced mom of two thought she was suffering from a stroke or an aneurysm.

Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms.

The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.

A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.

Occupational illness rates are higher for Connecticut workers than the national average, though the rate has declined, a study by a University of Connecticut health expert says.

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

As Abigail E. Rigby, a 1-year-old pug, had her yearly checkup and vaccinations on Aug. 12 at Bortell Animal Hospital in Bloomington, she was standing up to two infectious diseases that have sickened an untold number of dogs this summer in in Central Illinois.

Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial swamp into shape-shifting cells, into ape-like primates, into people.

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there.

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