In this undated photo courtesy of Susan Lawson shows Eric Lawson with his grandchildren. Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died.  (AP Photo/Lawson Family)

Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.…
In this Jan. 17, 2014 photo provided by McMaster University, graduate biology student Jennifer Klunk examines a bone sample at McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre in Hamilton, Canada. (AP Photo/McMaster University)

Scientists find ancient plague DNA in teeth

Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks.…
FILE - In an Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Eric Jensen, 37, right and Ryan Jensen, 33, brothers who owned and operated Jensen Farms, arrive at the federal courthouse in Denver with family. The brothers, who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak, are asking a federal judge for probation. A sentencing hearing has been set for Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Farmers get probation in fatal listeria outbreak

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 have been sentenced to five years of probation and six months of home detention.…
Flu Shots (KSN File Photo)

H1N1 virus spreading through Kansas

While the state of Kansas is not ready to confirm, we may have a death in Sedgwick County that is related to the flu. …
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Erick Munoz stands with an undated copy of a photograph of himself, left, with wife Marlise and their son Mateo, in Haltom City, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support

A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.…
This photo taken Nov. 29, 2013 shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. Even though the government’s health care website may be fixed, a new poll finds that President Barack Obama’s insurance markets haven’t impressed most consumers.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Negative view of health rollout eases

Memo to the White House: The website may be fixed, but President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets have yet to win over most consumers.…

BC-CT–Connecticut Daybook, CT

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Text of GOP response to State of State address

Text of Republican response by House Speaker Tim Jones to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address as prepared for delivery Tuesday evening: Good evening. I a……