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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?
But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.
Here's why: If your income for 2014 is going to be higher than you ... (full story)


Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls, and the 89-year-old hasn't needed ER care in the nearly two years since.
"I'm not a ... (full story)


Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
At Boontham Puthachat's home, six c ... (full story)


Ownership questions stall effort to repair mural

Ownership questions stall effort to repair mural

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — It's still not clear who to go to about preserving an artistic landmark in Logansport's downtown as community members continue to work toward a solution.
The Iron Horse train mural has overlooked the corner of East Market and Third streets in Logansport for about the past decade. It was painted by a ... (full story)


EPA lake workshop gives science teacher new tools

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.
Park was one of 16 educators chosen from around the Great Lakes Basin to collect data alongside EPA scientists in July. The opp ... (full story)