• Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday. That could be a problem for the...

  • WWII pilot's remains to arrive in his NY hometown for burial

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II fighter pilot identified 70 years after he died in the Pacific are scheduled to arrive in upstate New York for burial. The remains of 2nd Lt. Edward F. Barker are scheduled to arrive aboard a commercial flight at Albany International...

  • Python over 18 feet long caught in Everglades National Park

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park....

  • 'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. The audience cheered wildly as the Tony Award-winning...

  • Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe. However, as this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. Farmers and producers...

  • Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe. However, as this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. Farmers and producers...

  • Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid...

  • Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear. The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests...

  • A look at cases where kids are accused of killing kids

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Police in California are questioning a 15-year-old boy in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl who disappeared while riding her new scooter. The case comes shortly after a teenage boy in Utah was charged with luring a girl to her death and forces authorities to consider how best...

  • Colorado theater shooter's dad unaware he saw psychiatrist

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home for winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions that looked similar to the wide-eyed smirk he flashed in one of his first jail booking photos after he opened fire on a crowded Colorado movie theater...

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