Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had some questions for the agile 88-year-old: about comas and ventilators, about feeding tubes and CPR, about intense and irreversible suffering.

  • Written by MATT SEDENSKY, AP National Writer

5 years later, Veterans Treatment Court is a success story

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — William Delaney, a former Marine, had already served four years of probation for an alcohol-related offense in Florida and was back in court, this time in Rhode Island, for driving under the influence. His newest brush with the law, combined with his alcoholism and depression, he feared, could close the door on the rest of his life.

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press

Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 7 treated

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and clinic officials said.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press