National
February 13

Iowa governor won't discuss center's sexual arousal research

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds wouldn't comment Wednesday on accusations made against state officials in a federal lawsuit involving sexual arousal experiments performed on residents of a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities.
Variety
February 12

2nd case of new coronavirus confirmed among China evacuees

A second case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S. among evacuees from China, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
World
February 12
Customers in Hong Kong ate lunch surrounded by a transparent plastic panel set up on the table to prevent spreading the virus.

China's virus count raising skepticism

The shifting numbers pose a stumbling block.
St. Paul
February 12
St. Joseph's Hospital in St Paul.

Fairview courts partners to preserve St. Joseph's Hospital

Health system caught between community pressures to curb hospital cuts, financial pressure to speed them up.
National
February 12
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office said the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a youth vaping epidemi

Massachusetts sues Juul over e-cigarette marketing tactics

Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberately targeting young people through its marketing campaigns.
Variety
February 12

Death sentence overturned for Texas man accused of killing 5

Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a man who was convicted of capital murder after having been accused of shooting five people, including his mother and aunt.
Variety
February 12

3rd person pleads to federal charges in Missouri man's death

A third person has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the death of a developmentally delayed Missouri man whose body was found encased in concrete.
National
February 12

Solid earnings send stock indexes higher on Wall Street

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs.Technology stocks powered much of the rally…
National
February 12

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Feb. 11The Wall Street Journal on Sen. Bernie Sanders winning the New Hampshire primary:The good news…
Variety
February 12

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

Boeing sold no new airline jets in January, and now the company is worried that the virus outbreak in China could hurt airplane deliveries in…
Variety
February 12

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

Organizers of the world's biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.
National
February 12

The 'lowest thing': Woman sent to prison for adoption fraud

A Michigan woman who broke the hearts and emptied the wallets of couples anxious to adopt babies was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday after acknowledging that she faked her own pregnancy and committed other acts of deception.
Variety
February 12
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, the company logo stands over a long row of unsold vehicles at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford is

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem

Ford is recalling over 240,000 SUVs and cars worldwide because a suspension part can fracture and increase the risk of a crash.
Business
February 12

US survey finds smaller decline in medical bill worries

The proportion of people in families struggling to pay medical bills is down, but the number isn't dropping like it used to, according to a…
National
February 12

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia's cruises and passengers

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.Japan's health ministry…
Business
February 12

Company efforts to stamp out tobacco often go up in smoke

U-Haul has an unusual wellness goal for 2020: hiring fewer smokers.
Variety
February 12

Coronavirus has many U.S. firms waiting for products to ship

When the factory in China that makes Romy Taormina's anti-nausea wristbands closed for the Lunar New Year in late January, she expected production to resume by early this month. But many factories across China are still closed to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, leaving business owners in limbo.
TV & Media
February 12

Esports league starts strong on ambitious global schedule

They stood, they cheered, they booed and they boozed. Turns out, esports fans in New York aren't much different from their traditional sports counterparts.
National
February 12

CDC cites label error in mixup involving coronavirus patient

A labeling error caused a woman infected with the novel coronavirus to be mistakenly released from a hospital but the oversight was noticed as she was returning to a San Diego military base where more than 200 evacuees from China are living under federal quarantine, officials said Tuesday.
National
February 11

Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments.