MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A dangerous new bird flu strain has affected poultry flocks in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. That's sending experts and farmers scrambling to determine how it arrived — and to stop it from spreading.
Avian influenza is common in wild waterfowl and doesn't normally hurt them. But this strain, H5N2, is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry.
Most U.S. turkeys and chickens spend their entire lives indoors to protect...
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance, then starting Sunday you'll get a second chance to sign up for 2015 coverage through HealthCare.gov.
That might ease the sting of rising penalties for people still uninsured this year.
Fines payable to the IRS are the stick behind the coverage offer in the health law.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds are expected to attend the funeral for an unarmed 19-year-old who was killed last weekend by a Madison police officer.
Tony Robinson, who is biracial, died March 6 after what police say was a confrontation in which he assaulted the white officer. A preliminary autopsy showed Robinson was shot in his head, torso and right arm.
Saturday's visitation and funeral will be held in a high school field house to accommodate a...