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  • GOP's Baker to unveil plan to fight drug addiction

    By Associated Press

    Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled what he's calling a comprehensive approach to tackling the drug addiction crisis in Massachusetts. Published July 31, 2014

  • Rebuilt Seafood Museum is 'story of a place'

    By MARY PEREZ - Associated Press

    The new Biloxi Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will reopen Saturday, nine years after it was destroyed when Hurricane Katrina swept ashore at Point Cadet. It will again tell the 300-year story of South Mississippi's connection with the sea. Published July 31, 2014

  • Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

    By MAE ANDERSON - Associated Press

    Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. Published July 31, 2014

  • Major provisions of veterans health care bill

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The final House-Senate compromise veterans' bill aims to alleviate delays many patients have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times for appointments. The legislation also makes it easier to fire hospital administration and other senior VA executives. Congressional budget analysts put the cost of the bill at $16.3 billion over three years and estimate it will add $10 billion to federal deficits over the next 10 years. Published July 31, 2014

  • NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

    By Associated Press

    New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country. Published July 31, 2014

  • West Ham's Morrison charged with assault on women

    By Associated Press

    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison will remain in custody until a hearing next week after being charged with punching and slapping two women. Published July 31, 2014

  • Correction: Overdose Deaths-Antidote story

    By Associated Press

    In a story July 29 about drug overdose deaths in Tennessee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that overdoses are the leading cause of deaths in Tennessee. Cancer and other ailments accounted for more annual deaths. Published July 31, 2014

  • NC firm looks at buildings, stories behind them

    By FRAN DANIEL - Associated Press

    Joe Oppermann and the rest of the team at his architectural firm in Winston-Salem sometime wear several hats when it comes to finding and telling the stories behind buildings. Published July 31, 2014

  • Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    By FRAZIER MOORE - Associated Press

    Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Published July 31, 2014

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. Published July 31, 2014

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. Published July 31, 2014

  • Amusement park tries to set shaved-heads record

    By Associated Press

    A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. Published July 31, 2014

  • Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii

    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER - Associated Press

    A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients. Published July 31, 2014

  • State urges action to avoid West Nile virus

    By Associated Press

    The Iowa Department of Public Health says there have already been three reported cases of West Nile virus in the state, even though the disease usually is seen in early autumn. Published July 31, 2014

  • Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

    By BRETT ZONGKER - Associated Press

    Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve an independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions. Published July 31, 2014

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