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Congress' analysts: Millions to lose coverage under GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress' budget analysts projected Monday. Their report deals a stiff blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry.

March 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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Richmond mayor: Keep existing Confederate statues, add context

RICHMOND, Va. - The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...

June 23, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part ...

June 23, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pence speaks at Focus on Family event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time ...

June 23, 2017 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

June 23, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds GOP leader, killed by police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve ...

June 14, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and CHAD DAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire

SAN FRANCISCO - A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and ...

June 14, 2017 | By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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 ...

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 ...

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


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