• Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. The airline...

  • For 1 veteran at Tomah, even high doses didn't end the pain

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Air Force veteran Jason Bishop says he has struggled in vain to find chronic pain relief at several Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, including one in Tomah. Bishop says the VA hospitals have offered him treatment, including prescriptions for narcotics,...

  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday. Tuesday is the deadline...

  • Michigan Legislature revisits major bills from last session

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — What's old is new again with the Michigan Legislature as the Republican majorities in the House and Senate reintroduced many bills that died last session or were vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder for various reasons. Here's a look at some measures that didn't make it...

  • House Democrat introduces legislation to create milk banks

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Human milk banks would be created and regulated to help nourish premature babies under legislation introduced by a state House lawmaker. Taylor Democratic Rep. Erika Geiss held a news conference Thursday about her legislation to set standards for human milk banks...

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended use of the Bexsero vaccine last year, and the government has...

  • Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he's not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600...

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was ruled out of Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session. The team said in a statement that Larson remains at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North...

  • Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it's picking up the pace on developing a new fire shelter following the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona where officials say flames and heat went beyond the current shelter's protective capabilities. National Director of Fire and...

  • Hartford officer has minor injuries after cruiser struck

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say an officer escaped serious injury when his patrol car was hit overnight by a driver who apparently lost control on an icy road. Police said Officer Steven McCullough was investigating an accident just after midnight Sunday morning when a...

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