Months later, mudslide survivors finding personal treasures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant.

Mudslide Mitchel1

  • Written by By AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday.

MedMarij 1

  • Written by By MATTHEW PERRONE , AP Health Writer

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

BERLIN (AP) — Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.

DiamondSky

  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Bills to curtail LGBT rights are failing in US legislatures

NEW YORK (AP) — In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer