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Summit focuses on health cost innovations

Associated Press

New Hampshire health care providers who are getting paid for how well they do instead of how much they do say they're optimistic about controlling costs and improving outcomes.

Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

- Associated Press

The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.

Marijuana caregivers escape Colorado crackdown

- Associated Press

Confronted with a room full of teary parents with sick children, Colorado health authorities on Tuesday changed course on a plan to limit marijuana caregivers to 10 patients.

APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites

- Associated Press

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

A car is partially submerged in an inundated neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged Srinagar and left more than 400 people dead in northern Pakistan and India. The flood waters have begun to recede, but vast fields of crops have been destroyed and tens of thousands of families have lost all their possessions. (AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri)

Stagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir

- Associated Press

Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, and were treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus while hoping the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.

Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

- Associated Press

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists.

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn. Police said the tattoo of a theater mask with the words "laugh now cry later" is a tell-tale sign of the Los Solidos street gang. Although they still wear tattoos, police said gang members are shying away from wearing their colors in an effort to avoid being detected by authorities. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

- Associated Press

Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

FILE - In this February 2014 file photo, from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice drags his fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator moments after knocking her off her feet, against the elevator's railing at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J. A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible." (AP Photo/File)

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

- Associated Press

The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an octopus swims by a mystery tugboat that was found by the NOAA research vessel Fulmar off the California coast. Federal researchers are exploring more than a dozen underwater sites where they believe ships sank in the treacherous waters outside the Golden Gate in the decades following the Gold Rush. During a five-day expedition, a team from NOAA used sonar and an underwater vehicle to examine and photograph the historic shipwrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, where more than 300 vessels are believed to have sunk. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

- Associated Press

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

- Associated Press

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.

Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

- Associated Press

A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.

Colorado Editorial Roundup

- Associated Press

A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:

In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo, military uniforms line the walls of the Sainte Marie Foundation Museum in Ste. Marie, Ill. The items on display were all either donated or loaned to the Foundation for display. Although the museum only occupies one room of the house, the room is filled to the rafters with military uniforms, dating from World War I to the present. (AP Photo/Effingham Daily News, Jackson Adams)

EXCHANGE: Museum displays village's past

- Associated Press

After more than two years of repairs, collection and ceaseless cataloging, Ste. Marie resident Mike Hartrich is proud of the museum in the Sainte Marie Foundation House.