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Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Apr. 19, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina, a...

FAA investigating after it says a flight told to cross a runway where another was starting takeoff

Apr. 19, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate after a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was instructed to cross a runway where another flight was starting its takeoff, the agency said. A JetBlue flight was starting its takeoff roll on...

Utah and Florida clinch final two spots at NCAA championship, denying Oklahoma's bid for three-peat

Apr. 19, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Utah and Florida clinched the remaining two spots at the NCAA women’s gymnastics championship on Thursday night, denying No. 1 overall seed Oklahoma a chance at a three-peat. Utah took the lead on the first rotation after posting a season-high 49.6375 on...

Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist Dickey Betts dies at 80

Apr. 18, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

Dickey Betts, who died Thursday at age 80, really was born a ramblin’ man. He left home at 16 to join the circus and became a renowned guitarist touring the world with the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man,” and remained on the road until...

Alpine Income: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (PINE) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Winter Park, Florida,...

Florida will open schools to volunteer chaplains

Apr. 18, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts will soon have the option of allowing volunteer chaplains to counsel students under a bill signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dismissed critics opposed to mixing religion with public education. The only...

Book Review: 'Nothing But the Bones' is a compelling noir novel at a breakneck pace

Apr. 18, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

Nelson “Nails” McKenna isn’t very bright, stumbles over his words and often says what he’s thinking without realizing it. We first meet him as a boy reading a superhero comic on the banks of a river in his backcountry hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia....

Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, AP-NORC poll finds

Apr. 18, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

Like many Americans, Ron Theusch is getting more worried about climate change. A resident of Alden, Minnesota, Theusch has noticed increasingly dry and mild winters punctuated by short periods of severe cold — symptoms of a warming planet. As he thinks about that,...

CSX: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CSX Corp. (CSX) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $893 million. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it had profit of 46 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The...

Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

Apr. 17, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Performers who help bring Disney's beloved characters to life at its Southern California theme parks filed a petition Wednesday to form a labor union. The workers include parade performers, character actors and support staff at Disneyland and an adjacent...