Survey: Health insurance gains pick up

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law drew to a close last month. Released Monday, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index...
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What the critics had to say about Mickey Rooney

AP Photo/GPB Here’s what the critics had to say through the years about Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 93: — In each picture he handled a different characterization – a gangster’s son, a swell-headed jockey, and the adolescent son of...
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What the critics had to say about Mickey Rooney

AP Photo/GPB Here’s what the critics had to say through the years about Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 93: — In each picture he handled a different characterization – a gangster’s son, a swell-headed jockey, and the adolescent son of...

Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yards signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Kitchen felt angry but...

Srebrenica widows sue Dutch government

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Mothers and widows of men murdered in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II are suing the Dutch government for failing to protect their husbands and sons during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. The civil case starting Monday in a...

Ukraine says gunmen have seized gov’t building

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say armed gunmen have occupied the local headquarters of the security services in an eastern city where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since the country’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in...
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First women joining Palestinian commando unit

In this Sunday, April 6, 2014 photo, a Palestinian woman who will become a part of the elite Presidential Guard stands during a training, in Jericho, West Bank. Twenty-five Palestinian women are set to become the first female members of the Presidential Guards, a Palestinian...

Penguins-Avalanche Sums

First Period_None. Penalties_Megna, Pit (kneeing), 9:47; Engelland, Pit (delay of game), 18:05. Second Period_1, Pittsburgh, Sutter 12 (Glass, Niskanen), 3:46. 2, Pittsburgh, Sutter 13 (Jokinen, Neal), 7:08 (pp). Penalties_Benoit, Col (high-sticking), 6:44; Gibbons, Pit...

German industrial production posts another rise

BERLIN (AP) — Government data show that German industrial production grew for the fourth consecutive month in February, underlining expectations of a pickup in Europe’s biggest economy. The Economy Ministry said Monday that production rose 0.4 percent compared with...

Cement makers Holcim, Lafarge plan to merge

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss cement and construction materials maker Holcim and French counterpart Lafarge say they plan to merge, creating a combined company with 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in revenue. The two companies on Monday billed the proposed deal as a merger of equals....