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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bellevue family donates $6M to UW for Alzheimer's research

- Associated Press

A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer's disease has donated $6?million to the University of Washington to advance cutting-edge research into the devastating and incurable brain disorder.