Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal

Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

MOSCOW — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.

Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation

VIENNA — In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and

3 volunteer firefighters among 6 Allen Parish men facing arson, burglary charges

OAKDALE — Three volunteer firemen are among six Allen Parish men facing arson and burglary charges for allegedly setting fires to residential and commercial structures in the Oakdale area.

The arrests, announced Tuesday by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, follow a monthlong investigation.

Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

NEW YORK — It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held.

At first glance, it seemed David Sweat and Richard Matt were where they were supposed to be: asleep in their adjoining cells. But the lumps in their bunks were just sweatshirts. The convicted cop killer and the career criminal doing time for dismembering his boss had squeezed through holes neatly cut in the steel wall behind their beds, penetrated a brick wall and a steam pipe, and emerged from a manhole outside the Clinton Correctional Facility's 40-foot wall.

"Have a nice day!" they smirked in a note left along the way.