Stranger gives Evansville man his kidney, hope

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A stranger’s willingness to give up his kidney has given a local man hope for the future and forged a bond between their families It was a ba……

Some LA food trucks dish up healthier options

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some food trucks in Los Angeles are partnering with a researcher to offer healthier meals. Lunch trucks that dish up whole wheat tortillas, fruits an……

Wilmington nursing home fined $2,000 in death

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An assisted living home in Wilmington has been fined $2,000 for not taking a patient who fell to the doctor. Authorities say the patient suffere……

Texas man accused of poisoning neighbor’s dogs

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been accused of poisoning his neighbor’s dogs after their barking disturbed him. The Austin American-Statesman report……

UVa researchers: Drug could aid transplant lungs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A team of researchers at the University of Virginia believe a new drug can help preserve lungs headed from donors to transplant recipients……

Chiropractors head to Haiti, Dominican Republic

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of 68 chiropractors from around the world is heading to Haiti and the Dominican Republic for 10 days to provide humanitarian relief. Some chiropra……

SD health official: Rapid City hit hard with flu

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Department of Health says as the flu season begins, Rapid City is coughing and aching worse than any other South Dakota city. The Rapid City Jo……

A sampling of editorials from around New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo News on a state lawmaker facing accusations of sexual harassment from former staffers. Dec. 23 Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak may bel……

Push on for medical marijuana as session nears

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At some point during last spring’s legislative session, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama conducted a survey of physicia……

Study finds NY 21st in funding to stop smoking

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates has ranked New York 21st among states in funding for smoking cessation programs. The Campaign for T……

Mass. veterans look to treatment court for help

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Ed Cowen is a big, tough-looking ex-Marine — 6-foot-4, 295 pounds, with tattoos covering his arms and piercings in his ears, lip and cheek. So when h……