$15 million awarded in childbirth death lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors have awarded a $15 million settlement to the husband of a suburban Chicago high school teacher who died while giving birth. The Chicago Sun-Times……

Kansas group donates items made with love, yarn

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topekan Michelle Huntsman was sorting through items at her mother’s home last year when she discovered hundreds of skeins of yarn. Instead o……

Business as usual on Mo. deer opener

MACON, Mo. (AP) — For the moment, hunters in northeast Missouri weren’t thinking about the ominous threat of the future that came in the form of a contagious, dea……

Should kids play sports all year round?

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It starts out innocently enough. You buy your kindergartner hockey skates, or a soccer ball. Maybe a T-ball bat. You get involved in a community or churc……

Work passes halfway mark at hospital

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The $52.5 million expansion of Lafayette General Medical Center has passed its midway mark as crews begin to fill in the skeletal structure. Wall……

NY nurse admits stealing drugs from hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing medicinal cocaine and other drugs from the emergency room at a Bronx hospital. The New York Post reports (http://b……

Indoor winter farmers markets now open in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several indoor winter farmers markets sponsored by the state are now open as part of Rhode Island’s campaign to promote fresh, local foo……

Conn. veteran sues Army over diagnosis, benefits

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut veteran of the Iraq War has sued the Army, saying he was denied full education and retirement benefits after he was diagnosed with a……

New England editorial roundup

The Republican of Springfield (Mass.), Nov. 20, 2013 Everything bad is good again. Until we are told by the experts that it has been changed back. In our era, we’v……

New England editorial roundup

Foster’s Daily Democrat of Dover (N.H.), Nov. 21, 2013 During a news conference President Obama was asked if he knew beforehand the disaster that awaited when H……

Many agencies lose 2014 beach monitoring funds

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — About three dozen health departments and other local agencies that usually receive state funding to monitor their beach waters for bacter……

Nicholls nursing program accredited

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Nicholls State University’s nursing degree programs and continuing nursing education program have received accreditation. The Daily……