Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little sci...

Brazilian club admits guilt in doping two of its own players

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Athletico has admitted two of its players tested positive for doping because of medication from its own staff. Club president Mario Celso Petraglia sa...

Monster, Weight Watchers rise while Arista, Activision fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Activision Blizzard Inc., down $2.40 to $47.15 The videogame maker behind "Call of Duty...

Florida passes cosmetic surgery regulation bill

MIAMI (AP) — Prompted by the deaths of several out-of-state women, Florida lawmakers have passed legislation designed to tighten regulations on the state's booming low-cost cosmetic surgery industry. ...

Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: "Just ...

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the run-up to the Kids' Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son. The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited ...

AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was ...

Reality TV star 'Mama June' arrested in Alabama

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Reality television star June "Mama June" Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama. News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were ...

Weight Watchers plunges, Best Buy and Campbell Soup jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Weight Watchers International Inc., down $10.20 to $19.37 The weight-loss program op...

International tensions push US stocks lower in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving lower in morning trading Wednesday as traders keep a wary eye on a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan. Pakistan said it shot down ...

Oprah-backed Weight Watchers tumbles on profit warning

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey stands to see the value of her investment in Weight Watchers shrink after the company said it hasn't signed up as many subscribers as it hoped this winter and expects its...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashio...

El-Sissi denies fat-shaming Egyptians after weight-loss call

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president is denying that he fat-shamed his own people after his recent calls for Egyptians to lose weight prompted a torrent of jokes online. In televised comme...

Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year. Among other things we're over...

Marathon Oil and Bank of America drop; Nutrisystem jumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Nutrisystem Inc., up $9.48 to $43.68 The weight loss company agreed to be acquired by Tivi...