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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


Jewish centers cope with bomb threats

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

February 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. - In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense.

February 27, 2017 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press | Associated Press


In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

February 25, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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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 ...

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


Trump 'evolving' on climate action

TAORMINA, Italy - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate ...

May 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

DALLAS - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an ...

May 26, 2017 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders

BRUSSELS - Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that ...

May 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON - The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly ...

May 24, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

LONDON - British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that ...

May 24, 2017 | By PAISLEY DODDS and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget keeps pledges

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way ...

May 23, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England - As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people ...

May 23, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS, ROB HARRIS and SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Associated Press


Using medication to prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO - Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with ...

May 22, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation ...

May 22, 2017 | | Associated Press


Report: FBI probe moves into White House

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the ...

May 19, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks

NEW YORK - A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday ...

May 18, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did ...

May 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Study: Bullying persists in school

WASHINGTON - One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault ...

May 16, 2017 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Ransomware attack circles globe

LONDON - A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run ...

May 13, 2017 | By SYLVIA HUI, ALLEN G. BREED and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


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