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Hospital lures rural doctors with unusual offer

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ASHLAND, Kan. (AP) — The hospital had lost the last doctor in a succession of those who came to the remote Kansas town and left again. A sole physician assistant kept watch over the 24-bed facility and its adjacent nursing home. It was on the verge of closing. Then officials at the Ashland Health Center, [&hellip...

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Hope reigns as Americans prepare to ring in 2012

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bundles of balloons and curious pedestrians wait at a crosswalk outside the Times Square police station as city police officials begin ramping up security before Saturday’s New Years Eve celebrations, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the...

No. 3 Kentucky beats No. 4 Louisville 69-62

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rapper Jay-Z is introduced during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kentucky and Louisville in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Kentucky won 69-62. (AP Photo/James Crisp) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...

Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks during a campaign appearance at a Hy-Vee grocery store, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP...

Domestic policy chief starts, leaves amid crises

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, talks with White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, as they wait outside the East Room of the White House in Washington, before attending the...

APNewsBreak: Russell Brand, Katy Perry to divorce

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, April 19, 2011 file photo, British actor Russell Brand and his wife Katy Perry arrive for the European premiere of Arthur, in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, FILE LOS ANGELES (AP) — British actor-comedian Russell Brand is divorcing...

After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, traders James Lodewick, left, and James Riley, center, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Trading has been quiet this week with many investors away on vacation. Volume on the New York Stock...

Son says JoePa improving, focusing on bright side

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State co-defensive coordinator Ron Vanderlinden speaks to reporters before an NCAA college football practice, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Dallas. Penn State is scheduled to face Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) DALLAS (AP)...

2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup

December 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

James Terry waits for his Corvette to be towed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Hendersonville, Tenn. One person was dead and several were injured in a chain-reaction crash by 45 vehicles on a foggy highway during the morning rush hour. Terry usually drives...

Republicans battle over undecided voters in Iowa

December 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign stop at the Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With time running short, Republican...