Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By NANCY J. STEPHANI Suicide. Most of us don’t think about it, yet eight to 14 of our friends and neighbors in our area kill themselves each year. We lose 105 Americans to suicide each day. An estimated 2,628 attempt it each day. Males complete suicide four times more than...

Weekend Doctor

By DR. MATTHEW G. MICHAELS Foot pain is a very common complaint. There are a variety of conditions of the foot and ankle that can produce pain including plantar fasciitis, interdigital neuromas, bunions, arthritic degeneration and thinning of the cushioning tissues, among others....

CF Bourjos Late Scratch From Cardinals Lineup

CINCINNATI (AP) — Center fielder Peter Bourjos is a late scratch from the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup against the Reds because of a stomach virus. Jon Jay replaced Bourjos in center Saturday night, and manager Mike Matheny changed three spots in the batting order to...

Cardinals Put LHP Siegrist On DL With Sore Forearm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained pitching forearm. Left-hander Sam Freeman was called up from Triple-A Memphis to take his spot. Siegrist retired the four batters he...

Kluber Sharp As Indians Beat Orioles 9-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out nine in seven innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat former teammate Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 Saturday for their fifth win in six games. Carlos Santana homered and walked three times for the Indians, who took control...

Napolitano: Rampage very tough to predict, prevent

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano says a mass shooting in the community around UC Santa Barbara is “almost the kind of event that’s impossible to prevent and impossible to predict.” The former secretary of...
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VA approves more private care for veterans

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the...
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Obama to argue for avoiding overreach overseas

FILE – In this May 22, 2010, file photo, addressing the graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama outlined a foreign policy vision using diplomacy and a strong military together, in West Point, N.Y. Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years...
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Putin: West ignores Russia’s interests in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with senior representatives of major international news agencies in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 24, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Russia’s interests in Ukraine, in particular by leaving...
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Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

A protester is detained by Thai soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, May 24, 2014. Thailand’s coup leaders said Saturday that they would keep former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and...