A pit bull that was ordered confined for the rest of his life after he mauled a 4-year-old boy was moved Wednesday from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's animal shelter to a medical facility where veterinarians can more easily treat the dog's skin cancer.
Republicans who control the Legislature's budget committee adopted most of Gov. Scott Walker's plan Wednesday to expand the Family Care program and incorporate elements of the IRIS program into it, pushing aside pleas from minority Democrats and advocates for the disabled to leave both programs alone.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower court that ruled an Arkansas law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.
Only a year after a medical marijuana proposal stalled in its first hearing before state lawmakers, a bill that could get medical-grade pot to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy is nearing final passage.