- New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case
The Southern, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 06:56 PM
Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?
- VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions
The Southern, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 04:47 PM
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions.
- Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 12:47 PM
Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups.
- Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals
The Southern, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 12:31 PM
The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped th…
- Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 07:17 AM
Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Almost 1,900 flights scheduled for Monday have been cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware.
- Dear Abby: Shoe-removal etiquette, non-driving nephew
The Southern, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 02:00 AM
Dear Abby: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren). Although I'm not sure of their reasons for this, I do k…
- Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday
Chicago Tribune, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 12:47 AM
The widow of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's death Friday, told his legions of fans that the North Side legend "was very beloved" by his family as well.
- AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 12:22 AM
Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices. AirAsia said the move also applies to flights under its long-haul arm AirAsia X. Oil prices are now below $50 per barrel after 6 months of declines, pushing down jet fuel prices. Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said the move will help reduce travel costs, stimulate demand and boost tourism in the region. Airlines impose the surcharges to pass on higher fuel costs to travelers when fuel prices are rising. Rivals Virgin Australia and Cebu Pacific in the Philippines abolished fuel surcharges earlier this month. AirAsia has dominated cheap travel in Southeast Asia for years but faces rising competition from the proliferation of discounts airlines in Asia.
- Pope: Christian unity means no competing for faithful
The Southern, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 02:47 PM
Pope Francis has laid out his formula for fostering Christian unity: resist competing for souls and make concrete gestures of acceptance and dialogue.
- Balloonists lift off from Japan bound for North America
Chicago Tribune, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 12:47 PM
An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.
- Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 12:21 PM
President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain, as a wilderness area. The designation would seal the area off from oil exploration and give it the highest degree of federal protection available to public lands.
- After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol
The Southern, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 08:32 AM
Dove lovers, rejoice.