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Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska nursing home located on the border with South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will begin accepting Native American residents next year to ease a severe care shortage in one of...

Omaha vocational center settles nursing program flap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced a settlement with a nonprofit vocational training center in Omaha.

The state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday in a written...

Valeant will buy eye surgery device maker Synergetics

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it will buy eye surgery product maker Synergetics USA for as much as $192 million.

Valeant has already announced two acquisitions...

Parents want son with Down syndrome to attend local school

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 12-year-old New York boy with Down syndrome are going to federal court to try to force their school district to provide him a local education in a case that experts...

95 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison under observation for respiratory illness symptoms has increased to 95.

State corrections department officials said...

France dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat's death

PARIS (AP) — French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned.

The assistant prosecutor in Nanterre,...

Health care costs in Massachusetts surged 4.8 percent in '14

BOSTON (AP) — The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year despite efforts to hold down expenditures, according to a state report released Wednesday.

The Center for Health...

Sarah Palin to speak at Utah pregnancy crisis center dinner

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be in Salt Lake City next month to speak at a fundraiser for a Utah crisis pregnancy center.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate,...

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans...

NYC expands Public Schools Athletic League

NEW YORK (AP) — An expansion of New York City's Public Schools Athletic League will emphasize girls' teams and new teams at small schools.

Chancellor Carmen Farina (fah-REEN'-yah) said Wednesday that about...