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AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a version that is "more generous," congressional sources said.

June 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Obesity levels up around the world, especially in kids

NEW YORK - The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study.

June 12, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hold the healthy-sounding labels

CHICAGO - Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

June 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading "lies, plain and simple."

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster congressional testimony, tapping a white-collar defense lawyer with strong law enforcement background. Senate Republicans and some Democrats praised the nomination.

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives to woo reluctant soldiers to re-enlist, officials told The Associated Press.

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Online tool offers patients a quick way to report cancer complications

CHICAGO - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival - by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do.

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


A shortage of qualified workers?

WASHINGTON - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Trump pulls US from global warming accord

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Framing his decision as "a reassertion of America's sovereignty," Trump said he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."

June 01, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: New Mexico, Georgia had highest jail rates in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico and Georgia - two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States - had the nation's highest rates of inmates in county jails, according to a report made public Wednesday by a non-partisan criminal justice reform group.

May 31, 2017 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack.

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games.

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

NEW YORK - One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

May 26, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

NORFOLK, Va. - With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on ...

July 22, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press


McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

WASHINGTON - Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured ...

July 20, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


The Juice will be loose

LOVELOCK, Nev. - O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his ...

July 20, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his ...

July 19, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


Officer who shot Australian woman felt called to police work

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in an alley shortly after she called 911 to report a possible crime ...

July 18, 2017 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Associated Press


'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the ...

July 18, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell

WASHINGTON - Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of ...

July 17, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him ...

July 17, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West

BOISE, Idaho - A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing ...

July 15, 2017 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court papers reveal grisly confession to 4 slayings

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A marijuana dealer gave police a grisly account of killing four men on his family's farm, saying he crushed one of them ...

July 15, 2017 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Sick day or vacation day?

NEW YORK - At small businesses this summer, many owners won't be trying to figure out whether employees will be counting it as vacation time ...

July 14, 2017 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released ...

July 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-NORC Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

WASHINGTON - Linda Bell, a beekeeper and farmer who makes about $11,000 a year, feels Washington power brokers have no intention of making health care ...

July 12, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor.

July 12, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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