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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Jan. 16, 2020 8:15 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this...

Kentucky State Police seek help finding escaped inmate

Jan. 11, 2020 1:08 PM EST

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are seeking the public's helping in finding an inmate who escaped while on work release. According to a news release, police received a call Friday night from the Christian County Detention Center saying that 38-year-old Wayne Eldridge Weeks escaped from his...

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...

In this March 10, 2019 photo, one of six care homes that until recently was operated by Adat Shalom Board and Care is tucked on a residential street in Los Angeles' West Hills neighborhood. California labor regulators cited Adat Shalom and its owner for more than $7 million for unpaid wages and penalties involving 149 workers. The company's appeal is pending. An investigation has found that Medicaid funding has continued to flow to senior care-home operators in four states cited for stealing workers' wages or breaking other labor laws. Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found earlier this fall that Medicaid funding went to at least 45 care homes previously cited for labor violations in California, Florida, Oregon and Wisconsin. The bulk of those cases occurred in California. (Rachel de Leon/Reveal via AP)

Probe: Medicaid funds still go to suspect senior care homes

Dec. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Medicaid funding has continued to flow to dozens of senior care-home operators in four states cited for stealing workers’ wages or breaking other labor laws, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Earlier this fall, Medicaid funding went to at least 45 care homes...

FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, Hideaki Kumazawa, left, a former top Japanese government official, leaves a police station in Tokyo. The Tokyo District Court sentenced the former vice minister for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, to six years in prison for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP, File)

Former Japanese official sentenced for killing reclusive son

Dec. 16, 2019 4:07 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court sentenced a former senior government official to six years in prison on Monday for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife. The Tokyo District Court found Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, a former vice minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, guilty of...

Kentucky reports 4 adults have died of the flu this season

Dec. 13, 2019 3:15 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say four people have died of the flu this season. The four people who have died of influenza since September are all adults, according to Kentucky's Department for Public Health. On Thursday, the city of Louisville reported its first death of the flu season....

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during rally to commemorate his one year anniversary in office, at the capital's main plaza, the Zocalo, in Mexico City, Sunday, December 1, 2019. Thousands of Mexicans have packed into the capital's central square to celebrate Lopez Obrador's first year in office, while thousands more marched down the city's main avenue to protest violence and other ills in the country. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico president marks 1 year in office with party, protests

Dec. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Mexicans packed into the capital’s central square Sunday to celebrate President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first year in office, while thousands more marched down the city’s main avenue to protest violence and other ills in the country. The...

This undated photo provided by AIG shows Michele Kryger. Kryger, who started AIG’s elder and vulnerable client care unit, talked with The Associated Press about how seniors can help protect themselves. (Courtesy of AIG via AP)

Longer lives: Longer retirements, more chance to get scammed

Nov. 24, 2019 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Retirements are growing longer than ever, which means more decades to pay for — and more decades to avoid getting scammed out of your savings. The financial and investment industries have noticed how often their elderly clients are targeted by fraudsters, unscrupulous family members...

Ann Kayrish, Medicare expert for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) works in her office on President Trump's administration's new and highly touted online tool for seniors to find Medicare prescription drug plans, in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The online tool has problems providing key information. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Nov. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly...