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Smartphones help patients carry medical records

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hospitals and clinics are replacing paper files with sophisticated electronic health records. And although some systems can’t share information with each other, which could be a serious problem in an emergency, smartphones...

 
 By Associated Press    News    May 1, 2013

Three men charged in connection with Boston bomb case

BOSTON — Three men who attended college with the Boston Marathon bombing suspect removed his backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the attack, according to charges filed Wednesday. Azamat...

 
 By Associated Press    News    May 1, 2013

Midwest, Plains economic survey index dips

OMAHA — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped for the second consecutive month in April, but the survey’s organizer said the index indicates slow growth for the region in the coming three to six months. The...

 

Scottsbluff man gets 5-8 years for stabbing

GERING (AP) — A 39-year-old Scottsbluff man has been given five to eight years in prison for stabbing the husband of his former wife in a dispute over a vehicle. Herman Torres was sentenced Monday in Scotts Bluff County District Court. Court...

 

Laying bare your finances to apply for health care

WASHINGTON — After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president’s new health care law. You won’t have to lay bare your medical history but you will have to...

 

Thunder's Westbrook out, needs knee surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely, dealing a harsh blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s championship chances. General manager Sam Presti...

 

Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Fisher

NEW YORK (AP) — Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te’o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus. As in Big, as in Brawn, as in Bulk, as in Beefy. We’re talking a scale-busting 600 pounds at the outset Thursday night with offens...

 

Marathon deaths prompt review of security policy

Left unattended, no accessory looks as menacing these days as a backpack. At the airport. On the subway. At a sports event. And, as a result of the two backpack-encased bombs that exploded near the fi...

 

Obama backs Planned Parenthood in political fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled...

 

Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending. U.S. officials, meanwhile,...

 

Elsewhere Briefs

Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300 SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors ...

 

Elsewhere Editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: April 24 Boston Herald on politics: President Barack Obama and his team don’t have to worry about commercial flight delays. Maybe that helped secure the decision to begi...

 

Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300

SAVAR, Bangladesh — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors — but also more corpses that pushed the death toll...

 

Broncos go with defensive tackle Williams in first round

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — An abundance of riches on offense. An abundance of bigness on defense. The Denver Broncos added another big defensive tackle in the draft Thursday and felt like they got a big bargain, as well, when they chose 313-pound...

 

Internet sales tax bill to hit roadblock in House

WASHINGTON — A bill to require Internet shoppers to pay sales taxes for online purchases may be cruising through the Senate but it will soon hit a roadblock in the House. “There’s a lot of political difficulty getting through the fog of it...

 

Bomb suspects' mother was in terror database

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack, government officials said Thursday. Two government officials said the CIA had Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s...

 

Shanahan ventures again into Area 51

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Mike Shanahan is very familiar with the No. 51 pick in the NFL draft. Three times in a row, he was in that position with the Denver Broncos. The 2001 and 2003 selections were utterly forgettable, but no one has as problem...

 

This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This year’s NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour. There’s no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1 and instantly become the face of a downtrodden franchise. There’s not even a running back or wide...

 

Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York’s Times Square, officials said Thursday. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators...

 

Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV...

 

Britain dodges recession as economy grew in first quarter

LONDON (AP) — Britain has given the slip to the Triple Dip. The U.K. dodged a third recession after official figures showed the economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter compared with the previous three months — a better-than-expected result...

 

Poll: Aging U.S. in denial about long-term care need

WASHINGTON (AP) — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older — and are taking few steps to get ready. A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this difficult and often...

 

Governments may push workers to health exchange

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a quest to save money, political leaders in Washington state are exploring a proposal that would shift some government workers out of their current health plans and onto the insurance exchange developed under President Barack Ob...

 

More rain expected for swollen Midwest rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities in Illinois and Missouri fought Tuesday to hold back surging rivers swollen by days of drenching rain, even as an approaching storm system threatened new downpours. Floodwaters were rising to record levels along...

 

Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were...

 

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