APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

SEATTLE (AP) — Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press

Gubernatorial candidates consider broader marijuana laws

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trump administration recently warned about the potential for marijuana to lead to other drug use, but candidates for New Jersey governor are considering embracing efforts to authorize recreational use in the state.

  • Written by MICHAEL CATALINI , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't cast the deciding vote in a case on Islam in public schools, despite the claims of several widely shared stories. The high court has issued no such opinion in the days since Gorsuch has joined its bench.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writers