The other Disneyland- homeless mother staying in motel, even working a low wage job

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap … Continue reading

Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Controversy plagues school mental health screening By KELLI KENNEDY 1 hour ago . View gallery . . MIAMI (AP) — After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness. When the teen’s … Continue reading

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets By Ross Tucker 8 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done .View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere sits in the back of his van, presently where he is living, with all of his possesions. … View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere, right, doesn’t dress in his Air Force Colonel’s uniform anymore since he … Continue reading

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MARY CLARE JALONICK 2 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done .View gallery . . . . WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the … Continue reading

The Monsanto Menace

By Chris Parker Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 When you’re good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto‘s specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs, and Agent Orange. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs had a tendency to kill stuff. And the torrent of lawsuits that comes from random killing put … Continue reading