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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind leaves Pakistan jail

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer says the suspected Pakistani mastermind in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Civil War: 150th anniversary of Lee surrender at Appomattox

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — The surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago on Thursday was a milestone event in the end of the Civil War. This is a rolling account of Thursday's commemoration of anniversary events that include a reenactment of Lee's last clash with Grant's troops and of the Confederate surrender in a Virginia farmhouse on April 9, 1865. Interspersed are historical accounts from 150 years ago:

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports

 

A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Snap back? Not so fast. Sanctions a big issue in nuke talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Snap back? Not so fast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Obama: Decision near on removing Cuba from terror list

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — President Barack Obama will act soon on a recommendation about whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, he said Thursday as he opened a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Regulators penalize PG&E $1.6 billion for pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. $1.6 billion for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes in suburban San Francisco.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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