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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated with their seat belts on.

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for a type of head and neck cancer, and boosted early detection and one measure of survival.

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


Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist country has mastered one of the final hurdles to being able to strike the United States with a nuclear missile.

August 08, 2017 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of "a nation's health and well-being."

August 08, 2017 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

NEW YORK - A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals.

August 08, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump: My base is stronger than ever

WASHINGTON - After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters.

August 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON - Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the question whether that's something Americans should fear.

August 05, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in a fight for a larger share of the millions of items now bought online.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany - Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline - 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

August 03, 2017 | By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK - For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.

August 02, 2017 | By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.

August 02, 2017 | By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?

August 01, 2017 | By KEVIN FREKING ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press


US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

July 31, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of ...

September 20, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria slams Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire ...

September 20, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite storms, coastal life booming

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis ...

September 16, 2017 | By JEFF DONN AP National Writer | Associated Press


Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

As Irma's misery grows in scope and scale, so does its death toll. The storm, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Dangers after Irma: Chain saws, generators, heat, ladders

ATLANTA - Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers ...

September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of ...

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark ...

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


Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as the storm spun toward Florida with 125 mph ...

September 09, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Equifax breach draws criticism from lawmakers

NEW YORK - There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely ...

September 08, 2017 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long ...

September 07, 2017 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'This is a buzz saw'

MIAMI - Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic ...

September 06, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press


Irma nears Caribbean islands as Category 5 hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on Tuesday night ...

September 05, 2017 | By ANIKA KENTISH and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump orders end to DACA program

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama's program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country ...

September 05, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Millions brace for rising premiums

WASHINGTON - Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year ...

September 04, 2017 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


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