• Famine declared in part of South Sudan’s Unity state

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.

  • New Mexico reconsiders subsidies to high-risk insurance pool

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration sought Friday to shift the state’s financial obligations for a group of 2,700 people with serious and expensive medical conditions to the private health insurance market.