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  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:04:36 GMT
    A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
    A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
  • Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:04:33 GMT
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, has died. He was 84.
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns...
  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:34:45 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.
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  • Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
  • Google Street View now lets users go back in time

    Google Street View now lets users go back in time

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:05:21 GMT
    Google Street View now lets users see how a place has changed over the past few years.
    Google Street View now lets users see how a place has changed over the past few years.
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  • Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story

    Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:54:02 GMT
    An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.
    In a story April 18 about Illinois Medicaid paying an estimated $12 million for services for people listed in state records as deceased, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the state's contract with Maximus...
  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:03:02 GMT
    The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.
    Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.
  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 08:51:42 GMT
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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