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This Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, shows a variety of apples in Concord, N.H. A study published Monday, March 30, 2015, in JAMA Internal Medicine challenges the old adage: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," finding daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as apple shunners. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

- Associated Press

An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

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Priest who took ice bucket challenge with bishop dies of ALS

Associated Press

A Catholic priest who took the ice bucket challenge with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik last year has died of the disease they were raising money to cure: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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File - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state-of-the-state address as Arizona House speaker David Gowan, left rear, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs listen at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey faces several tough challenges in the coming weeks as he responds to Republican-passed bills on hot-button issues like abortion, guns and Common Core, presenting a dilemma as he seeks appeal to the conservative and pro-business wings of his party.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

New Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent ease

- Associated Press

Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.

Former postal contractor charged with stealing mail

Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Postal Service contractor and his wife have been charged with conspiring to steal packages of prescription drugs intended for military veterans.

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

- Associated Press

In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.

Senate committee passes bill legalizing fenced-in hunting

Associated Press

A proposal to legalize Indiana's high-fenced deer-hunting preserves was approved by a Senate panel Monday after lawmakers made several changes to address ethical concerns and provide protection against the spread of disease.

Kashmiri men assist a woman and a child to evacuate from a flooded area in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, March 30, 2015. Authorities in Kashmir issued alerts Monday and asked people to move to higher ground after heavy rain flooded several parts of the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

- Associated Press

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.

FILE - An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best's son

- Associated Press

There's one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

Nurse helps sexual assault survivors heal, move on

- Associated Press

Linda Walther has been a registered nurse for four decades, but it's in the past eight years that she's found her calling: working with survivors of sexual assault.

Former Alexandrian reflects on stint as Ebola nurse

- Associated Press

Paul Nordstrom's move from Alexandria to San Diego led to widespread acclaim as an Ebola fighter in West Africa, meetings with dignitaries and a phone call from President Barack Obama.

Fernando Fonseca 13, of Hico, was born with spina bifida. His goal is to participate in track and field. He did play some football this year. (AP Photo/Temple Daily Telegram, Josh Quinn)

True grit: Spina bifida can't keep this kid down

- Associated Press

Fernando Fonseca, 13, has the video on his phone of his two-point conversion play taken during last fall's Hico vs. Goldthwaite seventh-grade football game and he's more than happy to share it with anyone who's interested in watching.

Members of Congress will conducted a joint oversight hearing in Tomah, Wis., Monday, March 30, 2015, to examine extremely high opiate prescription rates at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as patient deaths and an alleged culture of fear among hospital employees.(AP Photo/La Crosse Tribune, Erik Daily)

Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

- Associated Press

Members of Congress consoled whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a medical center in Tomah that has come under fire for poor care, and they criticized government officials who tried to defend previous investigations of the facility.

Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind. Patel was found guilty in February of neglect of a baby whose body was found two years ago in a trash bin behind her family's restaurant in Mishawaka. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)

Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of newborn

- Associated Press

A judge sentenced a northern Indiana woman to 20 years in prison Monday after saying she had abused her position of trust when she gave birth prematurely, threw the baby in the trash and then lied to hospital personnel about giving birth.

Australia mandates at least 2 people stay in cockpits

- Associated Press

Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.