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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say....

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus....

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

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MIAMI (AP) -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections....




Report projects health care costs to dip slightly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday....

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient....

Wasted opportunities come back to haunt Dodgers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A blown save by Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. A weak groundout by Andre Ethier in the 12th with the potential go-ahead run at third base. A costly wild pitch from Brandon League not long after that....

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well
LONDON (AP) -- Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas....

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years....

UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010....

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote....

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