August 23
Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at

Illinois patient's death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.
Local
August 23
A Juul vape device in New York, April 4, 2018.

Minnesota reports 11 new lung injury cases linked to vaping

Teen illnesses requiring hospital care first emerged in the Midwest but have now been reported nationwide.
August 23

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs.
August 23

Couple says hospital misplaced remains of miscarried baby

A couple says a suburban Philadelphia hospital misplaced the remains of their miscarried baby.
August 23

The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local):
August 23

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue.
August 22
Misty Dotson shares dinner with her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ag

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Planned Parenthood in Minnesota is one of many planning to start charging fees due to the loss of annual federal funding.
August 22

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said.
August 22

Animal rights group wants probe of SeaWorld dolphin shows

An animal rights group is asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate SeaWorld over allegations that it misled investors about injuries during its dolphin shows.
August 22

California legislator wants Facebook to dump shoving video

A California state senator who was shoved by an anti-vaccine activist says Facebook is deliberately giving a platform to violence by not removing a video of the incident.
August 22

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms.
August 22

Appeals court rules South Bend abortion clinic can stay open

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction allowing a South Bend abortion clinic to remain open without a state-required license until there is a final ruling in a lawsuit on the license.
August 22

North Carolina man exonerated by panel in 1979 dorm slaying

A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police interviews and compared himself to Dracula did not kill a North Carolina college student in a dorm 40 years ago.
August 22

Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic.
August 22

Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system

Utah legislators were moving Thursday to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws.
Local
August 22
DHS Acting Commissioner Pam Wheelock spoke during a Aenate hearing about recent events in the Minnesota Department of Human Services at the Minnesota

Feds order state to give improper Medicaid payments back

Federal officials say the Department of Human Services paid chemical-dependency treatment facilities illegally.
Minneapolis
August 21
Ray Brooks and his dog, Tori Tornado, a Chihuahua and terrier mix, live in Clare Housing Midtown, near Hiawatha Avenue and East Lake Street.

Mpls. HIV housing community gets federal funding

Clare Housing will get $950,000 to continue helping people living with HIV.
Local
August 21
This 1948 Tucker was never finished in the factory, but a collector bought the incomplete vehicle and, using original Tucker parts, assembled the car.

Rare Tucker automobile will be auctioned for Mayo Clinic cancer research

One of the Tucker cars will go on the auction block later Aug. 31, with the proceeds benefiting Mayo Clinic's cancer research program.
East Metro
August 21
Social worker Kara Haroldson, standing second from left, with officers Justin Tiffany and Lori Goulet as they checked on a man.

St. Paul police join with Ramsey County to expand mental health team

The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
August 21

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.