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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 research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment.

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 winds Saturday on a projected new track that could put Tampa - not Miami - in the crosshairs.

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 serious.

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 been the stuff of Florida's nightmares.

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 winds of 185 mph, steamed toward the Sunshine State and a possible direct hit on the Miami metropolitan area of nearly 6 million people.

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, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

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 illegally as children, declaring he loves the "dreamers" who could face deportation but insisting it's up to Congress, not him, to address their plight.

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 of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over.

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


Harvey victims leave shelters

HOUSTON - While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston's emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by Monday still faced dire housing needs.

September 04, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHAN Associated Press | Associated Press


We're still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and write history. In reunion gatherings and living rooms alike, differing versions of the causes of the conflict became as hardened as sunbaked Georgia clay.

September 02, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | Associated Press


Gas prices head higher

DALLAS - The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.

September 01, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Rescuers seek anyone - alive or dead - left in floodwaters

HOUSTON - Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone - alive or dead - who might have been left behind in Harvey's fetid floodwaters, which have now damaged more than 87,000 homes and destroyed nearly 7,000 statewide.

August 31, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey floodwaters drop in Houston

HOUSTON - Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun came out Wednesday in a glimmer of hope for the stricken city, even as the storm doubled back toward land and pounded communities farther east, near the Texas-Louisiana line.

August 30, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey rain is heaviest in history

HOUSTON - With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope - a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine.

August 29, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


More rain, more dead

HOUSTON - Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.

August 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and DAVID PHILLIP Associated Press | Associated Press


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Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but ...

February 20, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on ...

February 19, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of ...

February 15, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. - A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into ...

February 14, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges - then immediately raised doubts about how ...

February 12, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides ...

February 10, 2018 | | Associated Press


Mars on Earth

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman - Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars ...

February 08, 2018 | By SAMUEL McNEIL Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow industrials plunge 1,000

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market ...

February 08, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press


Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON - The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by ...

February 07, 2018 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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