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A St. Louis housing startup matches seniors with millennials

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — When her husband died in a car accident, Karen Krienke, 65, found herself unexpectedly alone. Her home in Wentzville — once crowded with children — felt big and empty. Moreover, a bad back was slowing her down. Her daughter, who lives in Washington, D.C. worried....

A look at some notable cases of caregivers killing patients

Jan. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1981 death of an 11-month-old and received a life sentence. Genene Jones, 69, was sent to prison in 1984 after being convicted for the death of one child and for giving an overdose to another. Here's a look at...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019 file photo, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts answers questions during an appearance at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.  “OK, Boomer

'OK, Boomer' makes a Supreme Court appearance in age case

Jan. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “OK, Boomer" made its first appearance in the Supreme Court Wednesday, invoked by baby boomer Chief Justice John Roberts 12 days before he turns 65. The meme is a favorite of younger generations and Roberts used it in questions in a case about age discrimination in the workplace....

Natural gas service restored to most customers

Jan. 15, 2020 1:30 AM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Most of the customers who lost natural gas service in Salem, New Hampshire, have it back again, police said. About 325 customers were without service Monday after a gas leak was reported. Authorities said a line was damaged by a contractor. The affected gas customers included the...

Crews restoring natural gas serve after New Hampshire outage

Jan. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Technicians were working to restore natural gas service to about 325 customers in a New Hampshire city Monday after a line was damaged by a contractor. The customers of Unitil lost service in the South Broadway section of Salem at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. The affected gas customers...

Nebraska Medicaid head steps down as state expands coverage

Jan. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's Medicaid program is stepping down in the middle of the state's effort to expand coverage under the federal health care law — an expansion that Republican governors and many state lawmakers thwarted until voters approved it in 2018. Matthew Van Patton,...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

Jan. 10, 2020 8:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor revealed a spending plan on Friday that puts a new tax on vaping, gives $20,000 to teachers who commit to working in high-needs schools and gives taxpayer-funded health benefits to older adults living in the country illegally. Gov. Gavin Newsom's $222 billion...

Judge orders competency evaluation in Vancouver shooting

Jan. 10, 2020 4:14 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 80-year-old man accused in a deadly shooting in the lobby of an apartment building for seniors in Vancouver will undergo a court-ordered competency evaluation. KATU-TV reports a judge filed an order for a competency evaluation for Robert Breck on Wednesday. Breck has pleaded...

Tents and cots are set up for people whose homes are either destroyed or unsafe to enter after an 6.4 magnitude earthquake, at a baseball stadium amid aftershocks and no electricity in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, at sunrise Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home

Jan. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EST

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new community has popped up in this earthquake-damaged town in southwest Puerto Rico: it houses 300 people, a dozen police officers and one macaw. Cries of “Uno!” filled the air early Friday morning as children on cots played card games while men with a pillow...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, right, answers questions from reporters about her plans to merge social services agencies as Laura Howard, left, her top social services administrator, watches during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Kelly says merging the two agencies into a single Department of Human Services will improve the delivery of services. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Governor to merge Kansas agency faulted over child deaths

Jan. 8, 2020 7:12 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor plans to merge a state agency that has been under fire in recent years over abused children's deaths with another social services department in the hopes that the state will focus more on preventing problems within potentially troubled families. Democratic Gov. Laura...