• Mother accused of striking developmentally disabled son

    Yesterday

    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A Cochise County woman is accused of hitting her developmentally disabled 9-year-old son with a baseball bat. The Sheriff's Office said 34-year-old Nakia Brice of Whetstone was ordered held on $200,000 bond during an initial court appearance Thursday. Brice was...

  • John Smoltz the 1st HOFer following Tommy John surgery

    Yesterday

    When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery. "That's pretty doubtful that he would be the last," said renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed Smoltz's surgery. "You...

  • Utah prison puts 3 employees on leave after inmate death

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more Utah state prison employees have been put on leave while officials investigate the death of an inmate who went without dialysis for days after providers failed to show up for treatment, the prison said Thursday. Department of Corrections spokeswoman...

  • Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring — the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday. The case wasn't related to a recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national...

  • Business Highlights

    Yesterday

    ___ US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work,...

  • Montana Supreme Court ducks decision on punitive damages cap

    Yesterday

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court overturned a $52 million jury verdict in a breach-of-contract case, but justices did not rule on the constitutionality of the state's $10 million punitive damages cap. The court on Wednesday sent the case back to District Court in Butte...

  • Slate of new Arizona laws involve ride-hailing, abortions

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A slew of Arizona laws that take affect Friday include new rules for ride-hailing companies like Uber, access to vouchers for all children living on Indian reservations, and a ban on abortion coverage in insurance policies bought through the federal exchange. Republican...

  • Pennsylvania backs off plan to change nursing home payments

    Yesterday

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Wolf administration is backing off a proposal to restructure Medicaid payments to nursing homes that a trade association found would have rewarded 13 homes accused by Pennsylvania state prosecutors of failing to meet residents' most basic needs....

  • Maine hospital says nurses plan to strike later this month

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nursing union at the second largest hospital in Maine is planning to strike over what it alleges are dangerously unsafe staffing levels. The Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee and National Nurses United contract with Eastern...

  • 2 separate salmonella outbreaks sicken 7 people in Minnesota

    Yesterday

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several recent cases of salmonella in Minnesota have been linked to stuffed chicken entrees that look cooked but are actually raw, officials said Thursday. The illnesses happened in two separate outbreaks involving products from two unrelated producers and two...

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