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A Coca-Cola vending machine sits in the basement of the state Capitol as members of the Legislature debate a ban on local soda taxes, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years and send it to Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Soda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures. California lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years Thursday and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown, who hasn't...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, a pipeline carries water drawn from wells in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. Nestle has been offered a three-year permit to keep taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest, but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018, by the U.S. Forest Service allows the maker of Arrowhead bottled water to continue piping water from the Strawberry Creek watershed as it has done for decades. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials offered Nestle, the maker of Arrowhead bottled water, a three-year permit on Wednesday to keep taking millions of gallons of water from a national forest in Southern California — but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer...
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June 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
The news that Tyler Hilinski, the Washington State quarterback who shot himself with a rifle in January and left a suicide note, was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy this week left researchers again warning about the dangers of tackle football. Hilinski, 21, was diagnosed with Stage...
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In this June 21, 2018, photo, laboratory manager Emily Savage demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at CW Analytical Laboratories, in Oakland, Calif. California's new rules require testing of marijuana for pesticides and contaminants such as heavy metals, solvents and mold. They also say edibles must be tested to determine concentrations of the mind-altering ingredient THC. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 27, 2018 - 1:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading...
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In this Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, a pharmacy technician is shown in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Amid the nation's opioid epidemic, hospitals are struggling to get widely used injected pain medicines because of ongoing supply shortages. The shortages affect just about every corner of the hospital, from the operating room and emergency department. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27, 2018 - 8:44 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Addiction and overdoses aren't the only U.S. opioid crisis: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected opioids, reserving them for the patients suffering...
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In this June 21, 2018, photo, laboratory manager Emily Savage demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at CW Analytical Laboratories, in Oakland, Calif. California's new rules require testing of marijuana for pesticides and contaminants such as heavy metals, solvents and mold. They also say edibles must be tested to determine concentrations of the mind-altering ingredient THC. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 27, 2018 - 2:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading...
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In this June 21, 2018, photo, laboratory manager Emily Savage demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at CW Analytical Laboratories, in Oakland, Calif. California's new rules require testing of marijuana for pesticides and contaminants such as heavy metals, solvents and mold. They also say edibles must be tested to determine concentrations of the mind-altering ingredient THC. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 27, 2018 - 2:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some California marijuana shops are selling untested pot at bargain basement prices ahead of strict quality and safety standards that take effect Sunday. Anything untested that isn't sold by then must be destroyed. That means deep discounts, but also a product that could be...
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Varisha Khan, front, director of the Muslim committee at OneAmerica in Seattle, leads a chant during a protest and news conference by CAIR-Washington and other organizations upset by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's travel-ban, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in downtown Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 2:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban may have a silver lining for people fighting other administration immigration policies after the 5-4 majority ruled that the president's prior comments about Muslims were not off limits when...
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A College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) clinic is seen Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in San Diego. The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois. The California law took effect in 2016. It...
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This Aug. 8, 2013 photo provided by Duke University shows Dr. Matthias Gromeier at his laboratory at Duke in Durham, N.C. Gromeier developed a modified poliovirus to attack glioblastoma brain tumor cells. One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into an immune system therapy to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study treated with the modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack their cancer, doctors reported on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 5:54 pm
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report. It was the first human...
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