• Indiana HIV outbreak cases now 81 as virus continues spread

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say 81 people have now tested positive for HIV as an outbreak of the virus in southeastern Indiana continues among intravenous drug users. The state Department of Health said Friday there have been 74 confirmed HIV cases and seven preliminary...

  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities...

  • Nearly 100 get food poisoning; officials won't say from what

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated. Philly.com reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1HQbZYs )...

  • Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said. The crash of Germanwings...

  • Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A new plan for oil and gas development on federal land in energy-rich northwestern Colorado includes stepped-up projections for areas near Dinosaur National Monument. The plan released by the Bureau of Land Management Friday would also ease restrictions on what time of...

  • Lawmaker wants study on managing Colorado bear population

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans. Lawmakers have been struggling with how to handle the...

  • Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in October....

  • In northern Kentucky, tolls confront GOP governor candidates

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) — Speaking to a room full of conservative business leaders in northern Kentucky, three of the four Republican candidates for governor managed to answer a question about replacing the Brent Spence Bridge while skipping the most crucial detail: Do you support tolls?...

  • Rival resumes campaign after Missouri auditor's suicide

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign Friday after taking a monthlong hiatus because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich, and she pledged that her consultants would no longer be involved in the type of negative...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Victoria Reggie Kennedy; former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., Barbara Mikulski,...

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