SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs.
Her care and the medical services for her children and grandchildren are paid for a ... (full story)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The twins were 7, shy and scared. Talking was tough and describing what happened nearly impossible.
So the prosecutor preparing them to testify against the father they said molested them borrowed a dog named Jeeter.
"It was a last ditch effort to try to build rapport with my kids, who are terribl ... (full story)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There's no smoke and mirrors about it — Americans are eating a lot more smoked seafood than they used to.
And that demand — part of a larger trend of infusing everything from salts and cocktails to fruit and teas with a kiss of smoky flavor — has smoked seafood producers like Maine' ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — There aren't that many jokes in the U.S. Constitution and it's never really been a big generator of belly laughs. Unless, that is, you are Colin Quinn.
The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian kicks off his new one-man off-Broadway show by wondering why that document is so darn fascinating.
"I'll t ... (full story)
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When Fifth Street Growlers started pouring for the first time at noon on May 3, the line of people at the bar to fill reusable jugs with their favorite brew was 15 deep. And some local beer lovers couldn't even wait till the new taproom officially opened its doors.
"We had a couple people waitin ... (full story)