• Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devastating acts of violence, but experts say certain personality disorders...

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously...

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case. In the most...

  • Oklahoma measles patient went through Will Rogers airport

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A person in Oklahoma with measles traveled through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and may have exposed others to the virus, according to airport officials. The state Health Department said Friday the infected person lives in Stillwater and has the...

  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...

  • Medicaid expansion enrollment soars; waiver hurdle remains

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mary Amick went 15 years without health insurance while working a minimum-wage job at a small country store outside Coldwater. She sometimes visited a free clinic but mostly put off addressing her medical ailments, needing to buy food and pay utility bills...

  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform and a money-saver...

  • In Tallahassee, there's a low-profile push for child welfare

    Yesterday

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state legislative session preoccupied with gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing a cause that gets little attention: health care and early education for children from poor families. It may not draw high-powered...

  • Rockingham County gets top health rating; Coos is last

    Yesterday

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new report once again ranks Rockingham County as New Hampshire's healthiest, while Coos County remains at the bottom of the list. The sixth annual report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Yesterday

    The Providence (R.I.) Journal, March 26, 2015 Pete Rose has re-applied for reinstatement to baseball, and Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball's new commissioner, has agreed to meet privately with him. Manfred has also said he would be open to considering legalized gambling on the game,...

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