• Slammed by the flu, businesses scramble to get work done

    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season has slammed many small businesses, weakening already thin staffing levels and forcing some owners to scramble to cover shifts or get the work done.

  • Summer Britcher out of luge finale with shoulder injury

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Summer Britcher will miss the final World Cup luge race of the season because of a shoulder injury she’s battled since November.

  • ‘It saved my life’: Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation’s opioid-addiction crisis.

  • Vandy swaps duties for assistant coach fighting liver cancer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is switching up the job responsibilities for assistant Osia Lewis while he fights liver cancer.

  • Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

    LONDON (AP) — A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030.

  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

  • Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men’s memories

    CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.

  • School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

  • Malaysian: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a top North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

  • APNewsBreak: Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.