State & Nation

Prison contraband seizures up, guards say more can be done

by Chris Carola Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The union representing New York correction officers says new security methods are needed to reduce the amount of contraband smuggled into state prisons, while prison officials say more prohibited items are being seized than ever before. The Department of Corrections and Community...

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

By Matthew Perrone AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine. The...
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