Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your money or your life?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 159

Read more...

Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 115

Read more...

AP Exclusive: Picasso painting reveals hidden man

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists and art experts finally know what's beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a hidden portrait of a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 123

Read more...

Stocks drift higher; Banks gain as rates rise

Stocks drifted higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, as investors bid up shares in financial stocks such as E-Trade Financial and Charles Schwab. The sector benefited from a rise in long-term interest rates as bond prices fell following a report showing consumer prices fell sharply last month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 124

Read more...

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — As two giant tornadoes bore down on tiny Pilger, Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 114

Read more...

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 128

Read more...

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 105

Read more...

Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old girl, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hits: 106

Read more...