• Md. prison inmate treated at hospital for burn injuries

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland's prison agency says an inmate has been taken to a hospital for burns he suffered while heating food with a makeshift device at a medium-security prison near Hagerstown. Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli says the inmate was flown Tuesday morning from the Roxbury Correctional Institution to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. Vernarelli says the burns are not life-threatening. He says the inmate was burned on a hand, leg and foot. He says inmates are not allowed to have heating elements in their cells.

  • Baby born by C-section after brother killed in crash dies

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — A baby born after his mother had to undergo an emergency C-section following a crash that killed his brother has died. Multiple media outlets report Hadley and Gentry Eddings were involved a traffic accident in Pender County last weekend on U.S. 17 near Wilmington. According to investigators, a commercial box truck was approaching stopped traffic, and failed to stop in time, leading to a chain-reaction crash. Stacey Martin, director of communications at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, said Reed Eddings died of his injuries Monday at North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was delivered at 38 weeks. The Forest Hill congregation was notified Tuesday via email from Senior Pastor Davi

  • 20-week abortion ban in West Virginia becomes law

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Abortions are now banned 20 weeks after conception in West Virginia. The ban became effective Tuesday, despite Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's disapproval. The Democrat vetoed it this year and in 2014, citing constitutionality concerns. The Republican Legislature overrode the veto easily this year with some Democratic support. Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey vowed to defend it in court. The ban provides some exemptions for women in medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest. The law is based on the assertion that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks, which is disputed in medical research. Opponents say it's unconstitutional and intrusive into doctor-patient relationshi

  • BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Upcoming Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Maine Correspondent David Sharp at 207-772-4157 or northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or rstevens@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNows.

  • With dates, you can keep the sweet, lose the processed sugar

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    After spending a semester of my sophomore year of college studying abroad, I headed to Tunisia for a week of solo reflection. (Note to my daughters: According to your father, you will not be allowed to do this until you are at least 30. Same goes for dating.) I arrived in Tunis — way back in 1989 — toward the end of Ramadan, and the sweetest dates I'd ever tasted were everywhere. Even as a tourist, I was offered dates at nearly every meal — roasted and doused with herbed honeys, or dried and served with mixed nuts as a mid-afternoon snack. I fell in love with them. Since then, dates have become far more common in the U.S. That's partly because people have discovered they make a great natural, unprocessed sweetener

  • Correction: Koch Brothers-Utah Chapter story

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story May 24 about a new chapter of a political advocacy group linked to the Koch brothers, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of group director Evelyn Everton. She is 38, not 22. A corrected version of the story is below: Group linked to billionaire Koch brothers opens Utah chapter Group linked to libertarian billionaire Koch brothers launches chapter in conservative Utah SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The main political advocacy group for the libertarian Koch brothers has opened a chapter in Utah, though it will likely stay out of elections in the state dominated by Republicans who already share many of the values espoused by the influential billionaires.

  • All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab. Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland's first practice of the third phase of the team's offseason program. Manziel spent 10 weeks at Caron Addiction Treatment Center in Pennsylvania for an unspecified issue before being discharged on April 10. The former Heisman Trophy winner recently moved out of a downtown apartment to a golf community on Cleveland's west side. But while Manziel hasn't spoken to reporters since the end of his rough rookie season, he has kept a public profile by attending several Cavaliers playoff games.

  • Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein named tau that clog dying brain cells. New imaging can spot those tangles in living brains, providing a chance to finally better understand what triggers dementia. Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's.

  • New on DVD: ‘Saint,’ silliness top picks for new DVDs May 26

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Boxed sets of TV series dominate the May 26 DVD releases. “Major Crimes,” 3 stars : The cable drama hasn’t missed a beat since Kyra Sedgwick moved on and the show became a morphed version of “The Closer.” That’s because the ensemble cast is good enough to make any show look good. The support team includes Lt. Provenza (G.W. Bailey), Lt. Andy Flynn (Tony Denison), Lt. Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan), Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz), tech expert Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene ), Dr. Morales (Jonathan Del Arco) and Assistant Chief Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett ). Mary McDonnell has been equal to the task of being the boss of the group. “The Nanny: The Complete Series” 2 stars : The Fran Drescher c

  • New survey suggests nursing shortage looming in Illinois

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage of registered nurses as more and more baby boomers retire. The voluntary survey, known as the 2014 Illinois Registered Nurse Workforce Study, was completed by nearly 53,000 registered nurses, or around 30 percent of the total in Illinois. One-third of all registered nurses 55 and older said they intend to retire within the next five years, potentially leaving voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties. Those specialties are significantly lacking in the amount of registered nurses 25 to 35 in the PhD education pipeline who will be able to replace those

  • Navy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Navy medical laboratory in Groton that does research on the wellness on submarine sailors is welcoming a new commanding officer. Navy Capt. Frederick Yeo is taking over command of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory at a ceremony Tuesday on the waterfront. He replaces Capt. Steven Wechsler, whose tenure with the lab has included work on a study that led to changes in the sleep schedules kept aboard submarines. The lab at the Naval Submarine Base researched and developed the psychological screening test for prospective submariners.

  • Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals "up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep," attorney Brent Bryson told the AP on Monday. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened th

  • Michigan teenager plans longer walk with brother on back

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LAMBERTVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teenager who walked 40 miles with his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy is planning a 55 mile walk. Hunter Gandee, who was 14 years old at the time of last year's walk, carried then-7-year-old Braden on his back over two days. Cerebral palsy prevents Braden from walking without assistance. They finished a walk from their hometown of Temperance to Ann Arbor last June. This year's "Cerebral Palsy Swagger" starts June 5 at a groundbreaking for the CP Swagger Shipyard, a playground they raised money for at Braden's elementary school in Lambertville. The walk is scheduled to end June 7 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The family says the wal

  • BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Upcoming Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Maine Correspondent David Sharp at (207) 772-4157 or dsharp@ap.org., or Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or rstevens@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorte

  • Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained minor injuries in the attack in Garissa County, national Police Chief J.K. Boinnet said in a statement. Garissa police commander Shadrack Maithya said at least 13 police officers who went missing during the attack have been accounted for. Two of the attackers were killed, he said. The interior ministry said no police officials were killed, dismissing earlier accounts by two officials that several missing colleagues were believed to have been killed.

  • Neighbors wary of addiction recovery center in Oxford

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Neighbors of a proposed men's home for recovering addicts in Oxford are expressing their reservations. A faith-based organization called CityReach Oxford Hills is seeking permission from the town to renovate the former Assembly of God Church on Coldwater Brook Road to house up to eight recovering addicts. Pastor Roland Laliberty, who's organizing CityReach's effort, tells the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1Q8alRG ) he's been going door-to-door trying to convince neighbors of the merits of the proposal. He says rather than a traditional facility where addicts are weaned off drugs through medication and therapy, CityReach wants to rely on faith and scripture.

  • The Dallas Morning News Gerry Fraley column

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CLEVELAND — The Rangers sent out the welcome wagon for Josh Hamilton on Monday. They gave him the gift of a victory in which all he had to do was run the bases twice. Hamilton’s delayed season debut lacked sizzle on a personal level. He went hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats, scored once and boxed one fly ball in a 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Progressive Field. Hamilton’s most relevant moment came in the seventh inning, when he nubbed a grounder toward the mound. With Hamilton likely out by about 20 feet, reliever Zach McAllister threw the ball away, allowing Prince Fielder to score and give the Rangers a 9-8 lead. “Looked like a guy playing his first major league game in a while,” manager Jeff B

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states. Obama's law offers subsidized private insurance to people without access to it on the job. In the court case, opponents of the law argue that its literal wording allows the federal government to subsidize coverage only in states that set up their own health insurance markets.

  • Study: Florida ranks in the middle of pack for senior health

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study ranks Florida in the middle of the pack when it comes to the health of its seniors. The study released last week by the United Health Foundation ranks Florida number 27 out of the 50 states for senior health characteristics. Vermont was ranked No. 1, and Louisiana was ranked last. Florida did well on community spending for seniors, as well as a low rate of seniors who have fallen in the past year. But the study says Florida needs improvement in the areas of getting seniors to volunteer and also getting seniors to be vaccinated for the flu. The study says seniors in Florida also have a high use of intensive care units.

  • Manchin to hold town hall meetings on drug abuse

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin plans to hold three town hall meetings on drug abuse this week. The meetings are part of a five-county tour that also will focus on economic development. Two town hall meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Wheeling and Parkersburg. The third meeting will be held on Wednesday in Huntington. Manchin's office says the West Virginia Democrat also will deliver a legislative update at Alderson Broaddus University on Wednesday. On Thursday, he's scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual Teaming to Win Conference in Davis.




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