Search for missing NYC autistic boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday. Avonte Oquendo was seen on a school surveillance video le……

U of Vt. surgeons give $4.5m for professorships

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Members of the surgery faculty at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care are helping create new teaching p……

Chinese village cadre probed after son’s wedding

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese village Communist Party official came under investigation after his son’s three-day, $260,000 wedding was exposed, state media reported late Monday. The official Xinhua News Agency said that the party discipline inspection commission in…

Betty White to join Madame Tussauds museum in wax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress and animal lover Betty White is joining the collection in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington. The museum says a new wax figure of the 91-year-old White will be unveiled Wednesday. Washington…

Data shows high number of drug-dependent babies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recent data shows that in just over nine months this year, more babies in Tennessee have been born dependent on drugs their mothers took during p……

Flint hospital hosting breast cancer fundraiser

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Hurley Medical Center is set to host a fundraiser for breast cancer patients at a restaurant in nearby Burton. The fifth annual event is being held T……

Cage, Kidman receive Chinese entertainment awards

MACAU (AP) — Nicolas Cage, accepting a film award in China, says he’s enjoying the warmth and enthusiasm he feels while working there on a new film. Cage was named Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at China’s…

Telecoms firm Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs

PARIS (AP) — Telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent says it’s planning to cut some 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years as part of a big cost-cutting drive aimed at ensuring an “industrially sustainable future.” The French-American group…