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WASHINGTON (AP) — Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. Now researchers say an innovative program that combined home fix-ups and visits from occupational therapists and nurses improved low-income seniors' ability to care for themselves in their own...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The swing state of North Carolina could be pushed in a Republican or Democratic direction when the GOP-led State Board of Elections meets Thursday to finalize early voting plans for a third of the state's counties. Voting rights activists are watching...
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal cleanup. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally...
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Disability rights organizations have asked child protection officials to prevent a Wisconsin teenager from going without her ventilator and ending her life. Jerika Bolen, 14, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy type two. The incurable disease destroys...
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly plane crash in western Georgia (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Federal officials say the midair collision of two small aircraft caused a deadly plane crash in western Georgia. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement...
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they will charge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under legislation passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate, where backers touted the measures as necessary to keep the U.S. auto industry's...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There have always been homeless people in Portland, but last summer Michelle Cardinal noticed a change outside her office doors. Almost overnight, it seemed, tents popped up in the park that runs like a green carpet past the offices of her national...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years,...