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Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn’t harmed patients

When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer?

Now a study has answers, finding no difference in hospital deaths, readmissions or costs when comparing results from doctors trained before and after caps limiting duties to 80 hours per week took effect.

1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

CHICAGO — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.

Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they’d like.

Clickety clack, let's look back: Typewriters return

For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter—or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric—are but memories, or something seen only in movies.

But at the few remaining typewriter repair shops in the country, business is booming as a younger generation discovers the joy of the feel and sound of the typewriter and older generations admit they never fell out of love with it.

@Headline:The Latest: Union Pacific probes cause of Nevada derailment

@Byline 2:The Associated Press

@Body copy:WELLS, Nev. � The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local):2:45 p.m.

The Union Pacific Railroad says it is investigating the cause of the derailment of a freight train in northeast Nevada that briefly shut down Interstate 80 near the Utah line.

Alcohol main cause of substance-related deaths

VANCOUVER—Heavy drinking landed Dawn Nickel in the emergency department four times twice for alcohol poisoning and two more times when she took pills with alcohol to try and kill herself.

“I had no recollection of either wanting to end my life or taking the pills to end my life,” the Victoria resident said nearly 32 years after she downed her last drink.