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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.

July 21, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


The high price of aging

NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

July 20, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Sleeping off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.

July 20, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner.

July 20, 2015 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

WASHINGTON - A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

July 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

July 15, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


After years of decline, a spike in city violence

CHICAGO - Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not seen in decades: more bloodshed.

July 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharks: Frightening, yet fascinating

AVON, N.C. - It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists stroll, kids run.

July 10, 2015 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

WASHINGTON - The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.

July 10, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

WASHINGTON - Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. But most aren't doing much to get ready.

July 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed ...

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press


DeKalb police enter wrong house, shoot homeowner, his dog

ATLANTA - A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside, where a neighbor heard him asking, "Why did ...

September 01, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores ...

August 31, 2015 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter ...

August 31, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path ...

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press


Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a ...

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull ...

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed ...

August 21, 2015 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press | Associated Press


US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest ...

August 21, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in ...

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press


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