George H.W. Bush
taken to hospital
Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution.
McGrath said Bush, 90, "will be held for observation, again, as a precaution."
Bush spent nearly two months in the same hospital and was discharged in January 2013 after treatment for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues.
Bush, who can no longer use his legs, most recently appeared in November at Texas A&M University with his son, former President George W. Bush.
In June, he celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in Maine.
Crack at candy store
An Iowa man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for selling crack cocaine at a candy store. The U.S. Attorney's Office said 36-year-old Dwayne Howard of Dubuque was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in October to one count of distribution of crack cocaine near a playground.