By Ronnie Cohen | Jan 08, 2013 09:13 AM EST
A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate in Oakland and San Jose despite a bid by federal prosecutors to shut it down.
By Ronnie Cohen | Dec 21, 2012 10:05 AM EST
Oakland, engaged in a heated battle with federal authorities over the fate of a large medical marijuana dispensary, argued in court that Washington was ignoring science by cracking down on medical pot.
By Ronnie Cohen | Nov 06, 2012 10:01 AM EST
A federal appeals court panel sharply questioned lawyers defending an Arizona law that bans late-term abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies.
By Ronnie Cohen | Oct 16, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
Public health officials plan to interview and collect blood samples from up to 2,500 Yosemite National Park workers as they hunt for clues in the biggest outbreak of the deadly hantavirus in nearly two decades.
By Ronnie Cohen | Sep 14, 2012 09:05 AM EDT
Yosemite National Park expanded a warning about the deadly hantavirus to 230,000 more recent visitors and confirmed on Thursday that a ninth person had contracted the virus.
By Ronnie Cohen | Sep 12, 2012 09:10 AM EDT
Yosemite National Park has begun trapping and killing deer mice whose growing numbers may have helped create the conditions that led to a hantavirus outbreak that has infected eight park visitors, killing three.
By Ronnie Cohen | Sep 07, 2012 09:00 AM EDT
Yosemite National Park doubled the scope of its hantavirus warning to some 22,000 visitors who may have been exposed to the deadly mouse-borne disease as the number of confirmed cases grew to eight and a third death was reported.
By Ronnie Cohen | Sep 06, 2012 10:06 AM EDT
Health officials in France were investigating two suspected cases of deadly mouse-borne hantavirus in people who may have been exposed at Yosemite National Park this summer.
By Ronnie Cohen | Sep 05, 2012 08:57 AM EDT
U.S. health officials have sent warnings to 39 other countries that their citizens who stayed in Yosemite National Park tent cabins this summer may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne hantavirus.
By Ronnie Cohen | Aug 31, 2012 09:18 AM EDT
Two more visitors to Yosemite National Park have been diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne virus, raising the total number of people infected in the unusual outbreak to six.
By Ronnie Cohen | Aug 30, 2012 09:28 AM EDT
Yosemite National Park has closed part of a popular campground over a deadly rodent-borne lung disease that has already killed two visitors.