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HONOLULU (AP) — Within months of starting the process of adopting her son, Susan Callahan knew something was wrong. Aron, who was 7, had trouble communicating and started getting violent at home and school, trying to hit his mother and teachers. Callahan took him to a...
Music superstar Prince's death from an opioid overdose is a stunning example of a national epidemic of overdose deaths driven by prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioid overdoses reached nearly 19,000 in 2014, the highest number on record. Total opioid overdoses...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official said on Thursday. Since Prince's sudden death at age 57 on April 21, a host of figures have emerged as key players in the investigation of how he died and in the ultimate division of his estate,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing loss is a growing public health problem that can leave older adults socially isolated and even increase the risk of dementia. Now, a prestigious government advisory group is calling for changes to make getting treated less of pricey hassle. One proposal...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't. Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles...
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of a young boy's body in Detroit and the arrest of a suspect found in Ohio (all times local): ___ 10:25 a.m. Police say the body of a young boy has been found in Detroit, two days after a 13-year-old was abducted. Chief James Craig says...
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix-area residents heard a boom and saw a flash of light in the sky early in the morning, prompting speculation that a meteor was the source. Media reports say the boom and flash were noticed shortly before 4 a.m. There were no immediate reports of damage. The...
HONOLULU (AP) — Six miles from the scenic beaches of south Maui sits a small, deserted island with a rich history and a big problem. Researchers say Hawaiians traveled to Kahoolawe Island as early as 400 A.D., and it's home to nearly 3,000 archaeological sites. It's also...