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  • Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes

    Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes
    Among a generation of kids ranging from today's 15-year-olds to babies only now being contemplated, shifting the minimum legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 across the United States now would prevent a quarter-million premature deaths, says a...
  • Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult

    Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult
    A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home. The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...
  • Park Ridge police win mental health grant

    Park Ridge police win mental health grant
    The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation. The two-year, $99,...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military

    U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military
    The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new ...
  • Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

    Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police
    Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The...
  • State Targets Fragmented Child Mental-Health System

    HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...
  • Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said

    Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said
    The 52-year-old father who shot his three children, killing two of them before turning a gun on himself, was getting mental-health treatment before the rampage, his attorney said Monday. Attorney Douglas Kneller, who represented David Mohney in his...
  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'

    Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...