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Car, senior center bus collide; no serious injuries reported

Jul. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a collision involving a small bus from a northern New Jersey senior center took down a utility pole but didn't cause any serious injuries. The accident in Hillside occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say a car apparently ran a stop sign and collided with...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Seniors fence themselves in to protest migrant child deaths

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over two dozen senior citizens fenced themselves into a makeshift "detention center" on Philadelphia's Independence Mall in the sweltering heat to call attention to the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the ElderWitness group set up the...

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their...

Medicare moving toward covering acupuncture for back pain

Jul. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it's moving toward potentially covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as an alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive. The agency announced its initial decision Monday. For now, access will be limited to seniors signed up in government-approved...

In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

Liz Weston: 3 steps to keep 'solo agers' happier and safer

Jul. 15, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview "solo agers" — people, either single or coupled, who don't have children to help them as they grow older. At many facilities, she couldn't find any. That puzzled her until she realized that adult...

Clay County's only major grocery store closes

Jul. 14, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — The parking lot was empty at the Clay IGA, a sign on the door noting the county's only major grocery store was "temporarily closed." Inside, empty black cases once held fruits and vegetables; half-full shelves held some bags of bread, chips and snack cakes. A few lights remained on in...

The power of music therapy: In tune with the times

Jul. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jocelyn Stovall's little sister was four years old when she needed open-heart surgery, traveling from Prattville to a Boston hospital to undergo the procedure. Stovall, a music performance major at Huntingdon College at the time, went with for the operation, not knowing the trip...

West Virginia pair convicted of robbing elderly in Tennessee

Jul. 12, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two West Virginia residents are facing life in prison after they were convicted of robbing elderly retirees at gunpoint in Tennessee. WVLT-TV reports , Josh Small and Joni Amber Johnson were found guilty on Wednesday after a three-day trial in Knoxville federal court. According to...