Pilot killed in Calif. crash was doctor on mission
By Michelle Rindels Associated Press A 66-year-old pilot who was killed when his plane crashed at an airport near Lake Tahoe was a northern California emergency room doctor who was leaving to provide medical care at a needy village in Mexico, according to the volunteer group that coordinated the trip. Dr. James Richard Ungar of Yreka, Calif., had just told his two passengers to leave the single-engine plane so he could test its airworthiness w...
Vet killed in Colo. shooting remembered at funeral
RENO — About 500 people paid their respects Friday at a funeral for a 26-year-old Navy veteran who was among the victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting. Jonathan Blunk, who served three tours in the Middle East from 2004 to 2009, died after shielding a friend and telling her to stay down when a heavily armed gunman burst into the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and wounding or injuring 58...
Breaking down the 3 health reforms that took effect Wednesday
Several key dates are looming as the Affordable Care Act continues its steady transition from legislation to law. There’s Jan. 1, when 10 major provisions are slated to go live. Or Nov. 6 — Election Day — when the ACA’s fate may be decided yet again. Aug. 1, 2012, probably wasn’t circled on many calendars, but a pair of key reforms — a new set of preventive care measures for women and new insurance company rebates — went into effect. Oregon al...