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Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure

- Associated Press

A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah are threatening to sue over a special session scheduled for next month when a medical marijuana ballot measure passed by voters will be revised as part of a compromise reached before the election.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, the shadow of a worker falls on a fence at the construction site of a convenience store in Victorville, Calif. On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

Associated Press

U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often.

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Cuban doctors observe a dental procedure during a a training session at a health clinic in Brasilia, Brazil. Cuba said Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, it is ending a program that sent government doctors to remote regions of Brazil in exchange for millions in badly needed dollars. The end of the "Mas Medicos," or "More Doctors," program signals a sharp deterioration in relations between communist Cuba and Brazil, which just elected far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil ex-minister: Loss of Cuban doctors will hurt millions

- Associated Press

Millions of Brazilians may be left without access to doctors due to the end of a program that brought Cuban physicians to rural and dangerous areas in Brazil, the former health minister who helped create the initiative said Thursday.

A vehicle drives through smoke from a wildfire near Pulga, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

- Associated Press

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace.

UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels

- Associated Press

Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the United Nations said Thursday.

Alabama infant death rate hits all-time low

Associated Press

Alabama's infant death rate has fallen to an all-time low, just a year after it was among the worst in the nation, health officials said Thursday.

Kansas City nurse donates kidney, triggers transplant chain

Associated Press

A Kansas City nurse decided to donate a kidney to a patient, triggering a series of events that led to three people getting new organs in the first kidney donation chain collaboration between Children's Mercy and University of Kansas hospitals.