• Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Updated: 49 min 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...

  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    Updated: 49 min ago

    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

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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...

  • Mubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mubtaahij took charge in the stretch and easily won the $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in one of Saturday's undercard races at the Dubai World Cup. The 3-year-old colt bred in Ireland, trained by a South African and ridden by a Frenchman,...

  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 21 dead

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 21, including six attackers. Somali special forces stood over...

  • UK prime minister rallies party before 'knife edge' election

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival. Cameron told a party rally that "this isn't any election. This is a high-stakes, high-risk...

  • Al-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern city

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad's government, opposition activists and the...

  • Rockingham County gets top health rating; Coos is last

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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...

  • Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their plane...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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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