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Appeals court: Civil Rights Act doesn't protect against anti-gay discrimination

ATLANTA - In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren't prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation.

March 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace - signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead.

March 10, 2017 | | Associated Press


Rookie doctors can work 24-hour shifts under updated rules

CHICAGO - Rookie doctors can work up to

March 10, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Health bill clears House hurdles

WASHINGTON - Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center.

March 09, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

March 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not main cause of warming

WASHINGTON - The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency.

March 09, 2017 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Border Patrol aims to add to its ranks

SAN DIEGO - The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie-detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.

March 08, 2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press | Associated Press


Bacon, soda and too few nuts

CHICAGO - Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

March 07, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for Obamacare.

March 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs new anti-terror travel ban

WASHINGTON - Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise. His order still bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shuts down America's refugee program.

March 06, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON - Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally - if they haven't committed crimes. But turn the talk specifically to the risks and benefits of admitting refugees to the U.S., and the New Jersey resident gives a fraught sigh.

March 06, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped

PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, a startling claim that Obama's spokesman said was false.

March 04, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON - Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations he twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign and failed to say so when pressed by Congress.

March 02, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


A fast learner

WASHINGTON - Most mornings, President Donald Trump gathers business leaders, union executives or others at the White House for made-for-television meetings meant to project the image of a can-do chief executive.

March 01, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump sees 'new chapter of American greatness' in big speech

WASHINGTON - Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure.

February 28, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


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New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS - A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday ...

April 24, 2017 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Global warming may mean more active Americans

WASHINGTON - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a ...

April 24, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Scams costing victims their homes

NEW YORK (AP) - The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended ...

April 22, 2017 | By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science takes world stage

WASHINGTON - The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

April 22, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Diet soda linked to stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter ...

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


US pounds IS with 'mother of all bombs'

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest ...

April 13, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Auto show: SUVs of all sizes

NEW YORK - From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International ...

April 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

WASHINGTON - Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be ...

April 12, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel

CHICAGO - An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves ...

April 11, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Official: Russia knew Syrian attack was coming

WASHINGTON - The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

April 10, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for ...

April 10, 2017 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump claims flexibility as strength

PALM BEACH, Fla. - In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after ...

April 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


US strikes win global praise

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S ...

April 07, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


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