• Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

    Updated: 9:20 pm

  • Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.

  • Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.

  • Correction: Medical Marijuana-Woody Harrelson story

    HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Feb. 5 about actor Woody Harrelson applying for a medical marijuana license in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of another business seeking a medical marijuana dispensary license. It is Blue Planet Healing, not Blue Planet Foundation.

  • Gallup senator’s detox center proposal goes before committee

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state’s liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

  • New Mexico Senate passes version of a ‘Kendra’s law’

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

  • A municipal health worker sprays insecticide in an open area of a sports facility, to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States.

  • In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and lineman Evan Mathis (69) take the field for an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Denver. Mathis got released by the Philadelphia Eagles because Chip Kelly didn’t want to give the two-time Pro Bowl guard a raise. Now he's blocking for Manning and the Broncos. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • ESPN reporter Holly Rowe undergoing surgery to remove tumor

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN reporter Holly Rowe says she is undergoing surgery to remove a tumor.

  • Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds

    CHICAGO (AP) — Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test of regulations many physicians say hurt medical education.