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This photo taken Wednesday, May 13, 2015, shows the infusion set of Weston Murphy, 5, background, who has Type 1 diabetes, on the dining table at his home in Plainfield, Ill. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin, a blood sugar-regulating hormone that helps the body convert sugar in food into energy. Treatment is lifetime replacement insulin, usually via injections or a small pump. In Type 2, the body can't make proper use of insulin. It can sometimes be treated with a healthy diet and exercise. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

Friday, July 3, 2015

CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Ill., is helping researchers determine if the strategy works for Type 1 diabetes, the kind that is usually diagnosed … 0

America redefining identity for 21st century

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century. It’s moving with now remarkable speed to cast aside some of the traditions and mores that dominated American life for centuries. The Confederate flag is coming down, 150 years after the end of the Civil War and … 0

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can’t find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one. Yet in … 0

Weddings, then a halt in Mississippi

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. — Amber Hamilton and Annice Smith were the first same-sex couple to wed in Mississippi, and nearly the last, at least for a while. About an hour after the pair filled out the requisite paperwork, handed … 0

Woman who removed S.C. statehouse Confederate flag out of jail

Sunday, June 28, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital. Officer L. Tucker of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention … 0

Coast Guard lowers hammer on high seas drug-running

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MIAMI — When the cutter Vigilant docked at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach on June 12, its crew offloaded bales of marijuana and packets of cocaine worth millions on the illegal market. It was the latest … 0

Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JERUSALEM — The world’s Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli think tank said in its annual report Sunday. The Jewish People Policy Institute said there are currently … 0

A former cop who killed teaches on deadly force

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES — It all happened in seconds. But those brief moments would forever change life for David Klinger, a self-described “beach kid” who’d dreamt of being a police officer since he was a kid. He’d entered the … 0

Some Southerners still fighting for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — By the time Marion Lambert arrived at the base of the huge Confederate battle flag he helped erect within view of Interstate 75, a small crowd had gathered. Billed as the nation’s largest Confederate flag … 0

As Greece closes banks, fear spreads of a eurozone implosion

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LONDON — As the Greek debt drama hurtles toward a climax, fears are mounting that the outcome could sink not just Greece but the euro and the idea of the European Union itself. Athens is dangerously close to … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Monday, June 29, 2015

2nd escapee captured after 3 weeks MALONE, N.Y. — The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian … 0

‘No longer may this liberty be denied’

Friday, June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had … 0

Law and politics align, with gay marriage here to stay

Friday, June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Gay marriage is now a seamless part of the American fabric. The Supreme Court ruling Friday was a final affirmation that public sentiment has not only shifted dramatically, but the Rainbow Revolution is permanent and will not be reversed. Opponents will keep fighting, and vow now … 0