- Answers sought after male bus driver poses as elderly woman Updated: Feb-05-16 5:59 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - Some Rhode Island city councilors want to know more about a middle-age male senior center van driver who posed as an elderly woman during a press conference.
- Mobile dentistry targets elderly patients Updated: Feb-03-16 3:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Dental professionals are hitting the road in vans as part of an Albuquerque health care program that treats hundreds of elderly in their homes and at assisted living centers.
- Firm finds more seniors burdened by New Orleans rental costs Updated: Feb-02-16 11:08 am
NEW ORLEANS - The number of seniors paying unaffordable rent in New Orleans rose by nearly 10 percent over the last decade - the second-largest spike of any metro area in the United States, according to a national campaign advocating for renters.
- Man denies he is TV host wanted on child sex charges Updated: Jan-27-16 9:00 pm
SAN DIEGO - A former Cub Scout leader who often invited children to his suburban home to swim denied Wednesday that he is the former host of a children's television show who went by the name "Mr. Wonder" and is wanted in Louisiana on charges that he sexually abused children during a camping retreat nearly four decades ago.
- With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for pro-business reform Updated: Jan-27-16 4:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs.
- Attorney general Fox files for re-election; no opponents yet Updated: Jan-26-16 8:19 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has filed for re-election but so far faces no opponents in the primary or general election.
- Dozens of deaths blamed on rare cold snap in Taiwan Updated: Jan-25-16 7:23 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan officials have blamed an unusually cold weather front for the deaths of at least 57 mostly elderly people in the greater Taipei area.
- 1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce Updated: Jan-22-16 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan.
- Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit Updated: Jan-21-16 7:17 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors.
- Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare Updated: Jan-21-16 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.
- Dalai Lama at Mayo Clinic for prostate treatment Updated: Jan-20-16 8:14 pm
ROCHESTER, Minnesota - The Dalai Lama is at the Mayo Clinic in the United States for treatment of a prostate condition.
- Lansing plans redevelopment of Michigan School for the Blind Updated: Jan-20-16 7:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - The city of Lansing is planning a $24.4 million redevelopment project to transform the former Michigan School for the Blind campus into housing for families and seniors.
- Authorities say 85-year-old man shot during home invasion Updated: Jan-19-16 3:18 pm
CUSSETA, Alabama - Authorities say an 85-year-old man was fatally shot by men who forced their way into his home in Cusseta.
- Elder abuse proposal receives first hearing in Legislature Updated: Jan-19-16 12:56 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A proposal that includes provisions to make it a crime to emotionally or psychologically abuse an elderly person in South Dakota and largely bar felons from being guardians and conservators had its first legislative hearing Tuesday.
- Box Elder 'jail garden' yields 30,000 pounds of produce Updated: Jan-19-16 6:09 am
BOX ELDER, South Dakota - Officials at the Pennington County Jail say their unique "jail garden" produced nearly 30,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables in 2015.
- Man in custody after 2 Gary-area women found strangled Updated: Jan-18-16 6:48 pm
GARY, Indiana - A former radio talk show host and her adult daughter were found strangled and beaten to death in and near their home, and a man who had worked for the victims was taken into custody in northwestern Ohio, authorities said Monday.
- Penn State seniors put class gift funds toward mental health Updated: Jan-18-16 4:41 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State University's senior class will donate its class gift funds to an endowment to support campus mental health services.
- Driver, 2 passengers die after SUV hits tree Updated: Jan-17-16 4:13 pm
PITKIN, Louisiana - Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed three people on Louisiana Highway 113.
- A Maine town creates a neighborhood network for the aging Updated: Jan-17-16 11:39 am
YORK, Maine - The town of York is creating a neighborhood network to help aging residents remain in their homes.
- Seminar planned to help seniors prepare for a disaster Updated: Jan-16-16 3:59 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is hosting a free seminar for seniors to learn how to prepare for a disaster.
- Middle-aged man dresses as old woman for official's photo op Updated: Jan-15-16 8:19 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress.
- Pope visits elderly, hospice as part of Holy Year of Mercy Updated: Jan-15-16 1:24 pm
ROME - Pope Francis has visited a residence for the elderly and a home for people in vegetative states as part of his charity activities for his Holy Year of Mercy.
- Navy personnel chief confident about female submariners Updated: Jan-14-16 10:25 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy's top human resources officer said Thursday he's confident the service will overcome any cultural barriers to fully integrating women into the submarine force.
- Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint Updated: Jan-14-16 10:07 pm
DETROIT - A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money. But Michigan officials stunned the community this week when they also reported an increase in Legionnaires' disease cases over the past two years in Genesee County, where Flint is located.
- Residential care workers to get $103K in back wages Updated: Jan-14-16 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - Forty workers at a Southern California residential care facility together will receive more than $103,000 in back wages after federal investigators uncovered overtime and record-keeping violations.