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Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions -- from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

 

 

Army studies Arlington Cemetery expansion

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery that it hopes will extend the life of the facility by 20 years.

 

 

Hastert judge delivered verbal equivalent of public flogging

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker's hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging.

 

 

Storm threat shifts after day of hail, wind in central US

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

The nation's midsection prepared for another day of foul weather Wednesday after a series of storms brought huge hail and high winds, but not as many tornadoes as had been feared.

 

 

Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

With five convincing victories in hand, Donald Trump strengthened his grip on the Republican primary race and pushed tantalizingly close to a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Hastert awaits sentence in hush-money case

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

Dennis Hastert will step before a federal judge Wednesday to learn his sentence in a hush-money case centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students decades ago when he coached wrestling at an Illinois high school.

 

 

Prosecutor: Paris attacks suspect moved to France

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

The French prosecutor's office said that key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was transferred to France Wednesday morning and was to go before investigating judges for eventual charges.

 

 

APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect's friend to plead

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.

 

 

Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the main source of coverage for low-income people.

 

 

What's the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

Kathy Hiel said she hadn't made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump -- until the billionaire businessman's two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him.

 

 

Bernie Sanders looks to press on to the convention

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders' campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention, even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party's nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday.

 

 

Ukraine marks 30 years since 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster.

 

 

In Trump, Alabama Sen. Sessions finds political kindred spirit

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common.

 

 

Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric, bluster

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company.

 

 

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

 

 

How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.

 

 

Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.

 

 

Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shift blame for his losses

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump keeps hammering away at Republican insiders even as campaign aides are gingerly courting those same officials.

 

 

Probe of Prince's sudden death to 'leave no stone unturned'

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism.

 

 

Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

 

 

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