HEALTH GROUP MOVE AHEAD WITH MERGER OF RURAL MAINE HOSPITAL

The board of directors of a health group in Maine has voted unanimously to move forward with a merger agreement with a rural hospital...

VENEZUELA IS KEY TOPIC BETWEEN TRUMP AND CARIBBEAN LEADERS

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean,...

 
 
 

JUDGE EXPECTED TO RULE ON R KELLY REQUEST TO FLY TO DUBAI

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped...

NORTH KOREA, SEEKING FOOD AID, LINKS SANCTIONS TO SHORTAGES

North Korean factories are filling city store shelves with ever better and fancier snack foods and sugary drinks, while government...

 
 
 

DEATH TOLL IN CHINA CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION RISES TO 44

The local government reports the death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people...

MARCUS SMART FINED $50,000 BY NBA FOR SHOVING EMBIID

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor....

 
 
 

ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT 4.3 PERCENT, UNCHANGED SINCE NOVEMBER

The unemployment rate in Illinois was 4.3 percent in February. Illinois Department of Employment Security officials announced Thursday...

UNION MEMBERS TO HONOR WOMEN BY PAINTING ‘ROSIE THE RIVETER'

A Detroit-area union is marking Women's History Month by having members paint their own version of a famous poster featuring "Rosie...

 
 
 

FOX 2000, ARM BEHIND ‘HIDDEN FIGURES,' TO CLOSE UNDER DISNEY

Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing...

PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY SUV

A veteran Phoenix police officer died Thursday after being struck by a vehicle while he was investigating an accident scene, authorities...

 
 
 

MISSISSIPPI SENATE OKS BID FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

The Mississippi Senate on Thursday approved a plan to join other states in asking for a national convention to propose amendments to...

GLANCE AT WHAT SOME STATE LEGISLATURES ARE DOING ON ABORTION

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions...

 
 
 

COAST GUARD LEADER: MORE MONEY NEEDED TO COMPETE IN ARCTIC

Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against...

US SENATOR'S $580,000 JURY AWARD UPHELD IN KENTUCKY

A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul...

 
 
 

THE LATEST: JURORS FIND MAN GUILTY IN TEACHER'S DEATH

The Latest on the trial of a man accused in teacher's death : 6:10 p.m. A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death...

DUKE ENERGY CEO'S PAY DROPPED TO $14M AFTER BIG 2017 BOUNTY

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good's reported compensation is down to $14 million after a big raise in 2017 put her at more than $21 million....

 
 
 

VIRGINIA'S HEALTH REPORT FALLS ON ECONOMIC, GEOGRAPHIC LINES

It's a five-hour drive from Manassas Park to Galax - but in terms of life expectancy, the two cities are 25 years apart. Residents...

FLORIDA HOUSE PASSES BILL TO MAKE OPENING HOSPITALS EASIER

The Florida House wants to eliminate a requirement that hospitals and other health care facilities show there is a demand for their...

 
 
 

COMPANY APPLIES FOR MINING PERMIT IN SKAGIT RIVER HEADWATERS

A Canadian company has applied for an exploratory gold and copper mining permit in the headwaters of the Skagit River, which flows...

HOW MAJOR US STOCK INDEXES FARED THURSDAY

Technology companies powered a broad rally for U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak. Retailers and industrial...

 
 
 



More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in...

More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in product

Check your freezer for this chicken strips product that could contain metal pieces. Read more ...

Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump critics

Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump critics

Cesar Sayoc faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill. Read more ...

Country singer Justin Carter dies at 35 after accidental shooting

Country singer Justin Carter dies at 35 after accidental shooting

The up-and-coming country singer has reportedly died after a gun he was using while filming a music video accidentally went off. Read more ...

Video shows shocking fall from high-wire that injured 5 people

Video shows shocking fall from high-wire that injured 5 people

The incident, which happened in 2017, involved famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda. Read more ...

March Madness 2019: Murray State star Ja Morant discusses NCAA Tournament...

March Madness 2019: Murray State star Ja Morant discusses NCAA Tournament triple-double

“I knew some of the main focus was on me, so I knew there would be plenty of opportunities for my teammates to score,” Morant said. Read more ...

Facebook leaves millions of passwords readable by employees

Facebook leaves millions of passwords readable by employees

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees, only acknowledging the issue after a security researcher posted about it. Read more ...

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia. Read more ...

Trump says U.S. now recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Trump says U.S. now recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM - President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that... Read more ...

March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts

March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts

Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare. Read more ...

This is what happens in your body when you simply can't deal with how cute a...

This is what happens in your body when you simply can't deal with how cute a puppy is

Do you ever get that feeling when you just want to squeeze them? Read more ...