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Rescued sailboat family returns safely to California aboard Navy ship

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A family of four rescued from their sailboat after their infant daughter became seriously ill at sea returned safely to San Diego on Wednesday aboard a U.S. warship that picked them up in the Pacific over the...  More »

Some Oregon cities say no to pot dispensaries for now

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Over 20 Oregon cities and counties are moving to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries ahead of a May deadline, reflecting a divide between liberal Portland and more conservative rural areas ...  More »

Wall Street extends gains following Fed minutes

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, with the three major indexes hitting session highs, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than previously expe...  More »

Wall Street rallies after Fed minutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, with the three major indexes hitting session highs after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than previously expected. "P...  More »

Stroke risk higher among young adults with insomnia

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with insomnia may have a higher risk of stroke than their well-rested peers, a new study shows. The link between insomnia and stroke was especially strong in young adults, who were up to eight t...  More »

Exclusive: Heart docs seek curbs on kidney-zapping hypertension devices

Several leading U.S. and European heart doctors are calling for curbs, or even a moratorium, on using devices meant to lower blood pressure by zapping kidney arteries, following a surprising failure of the technology in a clinical trial. The view...  More »

Charges reduced for woman who drove kids into ocean off Florida

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A pregnant woman who drove a minivan with her three children into the ocean off a Florida beach no longer faces charges that she had planned to kill them, court papers filed on Tuesday show. The red...  More »

Diabetes expenses have decreased, but are still high

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Out-of-pocket expenses for diabetes treatment have gone down for many U.S. patients over the past decade, according to a new study. But nearly a quarter of people with diabetes still face high expense...  More »

Cuba says U.S. hunger striker's treatment in prison 'dignified'

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - A U.S. contractor who has launched a hunger strike while serving a long prison term in Cuba is receiving "dignified and decent treatment" in a hospital ward where he is in stable health, a Cuban offic...  More »

U.S. university drops plan to honor activist critical of Islam

By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A private university outside Boston has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women's rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and "a nihilistic cult of de...  More »

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