Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart…

Kansas regulators considering new fracking rules

Kansas utility regulators are considering new rules to require oil and natural gas companies to disclose some information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.…

MLB star Ryan Braun suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball’s investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic…

Purdue profs blast Daniels on academic freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of Purdue University professors questioned their new school president’s commitment to academic freedom Monday following the release of emails showing that as governor Mitch Daniels tried to keep a liberal historian’s textbook out of…

Church, junior high help out Moore, Okla., schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School officials in the Oklahoma city of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classes next month in a refurbished junior high school building and a local…

‘The Conjuring’ tops box office with $41.9M

Sony’s ghost-busting crime caper, R.I.P.D. opened in seventh place with $12.7 million, while the Warner Bros. haunted house thriller “The Conjuring” spooked up $41.9…
Merril Beaushaw

World War II veteran turns 100 years old

Merrill Beaushaw celebrated with his three children as well as several of his grand and great-grandchildren at the Hitching Post in Abilene.…

SF official: Unknown which fire truck killed girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire truck that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor from China was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported Monday.…

Billy Ray Cyrus, wife call off divorce again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife are calling off their divorce proceedings for a second time. Tish Finley Cyrus filed for a divorce last month in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. But…

Youth activists detained while trying to enter US

NOGALES, Arizona (AP) — U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. Customs and Border Protection officials detained…

Youth activists detained while trying to enter US

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. Customs and Border Protection officials detained…