Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:28:45 GMT
Witnesses at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii say someone was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmsFull Story >
A man was bitten by a 14-foot long shark while swimming at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii Tuesday afternoon. Full Story >
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...Full Story >
Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the U.S. and Europe against "complacency" brought on by peace, pledging to cut America's deployed nuclear weapons by...Full Story >
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...Full Story >
Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war when an angry President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended security negotiations with the U.S. and scuttled a peace delegation to the Taliban, sending American officials...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:10:31 GMT
University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari will be the honorary Ford Fusion pace car driver for Kentucky Speedway's June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400. Coach Cal willFull Story >
University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari will be the honorary Ford Fusion pace car driver for Kentucky Speedway's June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400.Full Story >
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
Is it right to give a child battling a serious illness medical marijuana to ease the pain?
Her mother says she is doing whatever it takes to save her daughter's life.
The 7-year-old girl has leukemia. Her family and doctors decided to help her fight the pain with prescription pot.
In Oregon, there is no age limit for medical marijuana treatments.
The Oregonian reports 52 children are part of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The kids need both parental consent and doctor's approval.
Mykayla takes pills or eats brownies made with marijuana-infused butter.
It's a topic that is dividing a lot of people, even within the medical community.
A pair of Seattle doctors weighed in on it.
"Normally I don't authorize children to use cannabis or medical marijuana, however, I think certain circumstances it would be appropriate," said Dr. Greg Carter. "I think in the setting of cancer, such as leukemia, I think it could be appropriate."
An expert in adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital disagrees, saying she would never recommend it to a child under any circumstance.
"There are many studies that look at 15 year olds to 18 year olds who use marijuana during that time and they lost IQ points," said Dr. Leslie Walker. "They had brain damage that was not recovered when they stopped using."
For young Mykayla's mother, it was a decision she felt needed to be made.
"I felt like I was going to lose my child at that point," she told The Oregonian. "I knew I would do whatever it took to save her life."
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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