Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.

  • Written by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press

US, Russia take Syria battle to new heights

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Russia are taking their differences over the conflict in Syria to new heights, after trading ferocious allegations of duplicity and malfeasance at the United Nations Security Council.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Assad blames US for Syria truce collapse

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad rejected U.S. accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the U.S. for the collapse of a cease-fire many had hoped would bring relief to the war-ravaged country.

  • Written by IAN PHILLIPS, Associated Press ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Firefighter dies, 1 hurt as 1,000 battle California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A firefighter among those battling a central California wildfire died Wednesday and another was hurt when the water truck they were in overturned on a highway miles from the fire lines.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Third Ron Paul aide gets prison time for campaign violations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The deputy manager of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for conspiring to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state senator, after a judge determined he played a larger role than two other aides who were spared prison time.

  • Written by DAVID PITT, Associated Press