Iraq's military is still struggling despite US training

BASMAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Factory village's trail of cancer leads to tap water probe

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.

  • Written by MARY ESCH, Associated Press

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press