CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive for a fashion designer found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River.
This week we had 7 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 22100 block of Empino Lane on February 16th. A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate after an altercation.
A new report by the Pew Research Center shows the earnings gap between high school and college graduates in 2012 was the highest it had been in nearly 50 years.
Another way to look at the health of the economy is to look at the number of quitters.
KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says two officers have been killed in an early morning accident in Fresno County.
GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from executing and torturing prisoners to systematic abductions and starving mass populations.
CAIRO (AP) - A suicide bomber was behind a deadly blast that tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists, killing at least four people, as it waited near an Egypt-Israel border crossing in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.
GENEVA (AP) - An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: "Gay is OK." Police on Monday denied this happened.
PASADENA (AP) - Police in Pasadena are searching for a "person of interest" in connection with the fatal shooting of a young woman in an apartment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles project laying the foundation for the tallest building west of the Mississippi broke the world record for the largest continuous concrete pour, a Guinness World Records adjudicator said Sunday.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Danks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.
MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.
Veterans and their families are invited to apply for affordable housing in a new neighborhood to be located in Santa Clarita.
Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and former second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department, came very near to winning outright the Los Angeles County sheriff's post in Tuesday's election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A half dozen key lawmakers were struggling Wednesday to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.
THE THEATER - May gave us some great flicks in the form of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Maleficent," but June seems to be offering even more.