• Man placed in sex predator program sees it as life sentence

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Carlos Lively says he may be confined by the state of Kansas for the rest of his life, even though he completed a prison sentence for a sex offense nine years ago. The 30-year-old is one of 258 patients committed indefinitely to an expanding treatment program that...

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater...

  • Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow a variety of businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors in case of life-threatening emergency reactions. Schools are currently allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would let...

  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more, and carbon dioxide will make...

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Omaha World-Herald. May 24, 2015. Welcoming young people to Nebraska Some population numbers point to challenges for Nebraska. Depopulation figures are a major worry. But other population numbers for the state reveal surprises. Some reveal positive trends. One surprise came in...

  • Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive functioning'

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Arguments in a federal appeals court suggest that a Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled could turn on his ability to handle everyday tasks. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's. The suspects are the gunky amyloid (am-uh-LOID') in...

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto...

  • Ailing boy gets wish come true at Colorado ranch

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    PARACHUTE — Beaming with a nervous and wide grin — the sort of uncontrollable grin that accompanies living one's dream — Bradley Skinner mounted his horse, Kansas, for the first time earlier this month. Grasping the reins as tightly as his hardened hands would allow, the two traveled...

  • Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision

    Yesterday

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records show. She's been portrayed as a martyr...

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