Health
Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

04/17/2014 08:10 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. 
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Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column
04/17/2014 06:15 PM EDT - DENVER (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. In her new column for The Denver Post's Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning entertainer writes that her "vape pen" relieves the devastating glaucoma headaches she suffers without overwhelming her with a marijuana high. Full Story

President defending health law good for some Dems
04/17/2014 05:01 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. Full Story

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
04/17/2014 04:30 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. Full Story

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
04/17/2014 02:35 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. Full Story

FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure
04/17/2014 04:20 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure to remove noncancerous growths from the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. Full Story

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns
04/17/2014 12:16 PM EDT - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. Full Story

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen
04/17/2014 02:25 PM EDT - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure. Full Story

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain
04/16/2014 05:36 PM EDT - The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. Full Story

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling
04/16/2014 05:31 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Full Story

This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story