Israel police arrest suspect in threats on US Jewish targets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI.

  • Written by DANIEL ESTRIN , Associated Press

Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief and Uganda's government said Thursday, calling for international help to support over 800,000 people now sheltering there.


  • Written by RODNEY MUHUMUZA and JUSTIN LYNCH , Associated Press

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers.

  • Written by GRETCHEN EHLKE , Associated Press

Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer