Missouri couple accused of abandoning boy, 12, with palsy

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City couple left their 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy behind for weeks after they moved, returning only periodically to bring him food, according to cou...

Homes for disabled hit hard by COVID, faced past violations

Neil Sullivan was angry, frustrated and crushed with guilt. His brother Joe had been rushed from his home for the developmentally disabled by ambulance to the emergency room, with a possible case of t...

Homes for disabled hit hard by COVID, faced past violations

Neil Sullivan was angry, frustrated and crushed with guilt. His brother Joe had been rushed by ambulance from his home for the developmentally disabled to the emergency room with a possible case of th...

Recent college grads benefiting from impact of landmark ADA

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Recent college graduates with disabilities are as likely as their peers without disabilities to hold jobs, according to a national survey that suggests they have benefited from co...

UK lawmakers queue to vote as Parliament adjusts to COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government faced a rebellion from some of its own legislators on Tuesday after it summoned Members of Parliament back to London and scrapped a...

Panthers draft history: 1st-round stars, 2nd-round busts

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: LB Luke Kuechly. A tough one, as you can make strong arguments for QB Cam Newton (2011), DE Julius Peppers (2002) and even RB Christian McCaffrey (2017), although he’s onl...

A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, co...

Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to t...

Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate J...

Thailand launches full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand on Monday opened its first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment, a step forward in the government's policy of promoting the licensed...

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer. The university professor found fr...

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty I...

Taiwan university develops VR horseback riding simulator for rehab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality horseback riding simulator developed for rehabilitation purposes by National Pingtung University in Taiwan is being touted as an innovation that adds fun...

Bringing it home: Delle Donne, Mystics earn 1st WNBA crown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries. This time around it was three herniated disks in he...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one...