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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

February 20, 2017 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

OKLAHOMA CITY - Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.

February 18, 2017 | By ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration.

February 16, 2017 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press


New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.

February 16, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON - Don't expect designer babies any time soon - but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.

February 14, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year.

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives.

February 09, 2017 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: Allow people in who 'want to love' US

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - President Donald Trump vowed Monday to allow only people who "want to love our country" into the United States, defending his immigration and refugee restrictions as he made his first visit to the headquarters for U.S. Central Command.

February 06, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Growing number of women leading US police departments

LOS ANGELES - When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city's mayor likened to a frat house.

February 06, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers create weapons in battle against fake news

NEW YORK - The fight against fake news is not just being waged by Google, Facebook and big media companies.

February 06, 2017 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully

NEW YORK - Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away from what is usually the biggest spectacle on TV.

February 04, 2017 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


US suspends enforcement of travel ban

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging the new administration into a crisis that has challenged Trump's authority - and ability to fulfill campaign promises.

February 04, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

March 24, 2017 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: DNA typos help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...

March 23, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James ...

March 20, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Who's the happiest?

OSLO, Norway - If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.

March 20, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year

LOS ANGELES - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be ...

March 18, 2017 | By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer | Associated Press


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big ...

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


Trump announces challenge to fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully ...

March 15, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

NEW YORK - The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy ...

March 14, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


'A real kick in the rear'

NEW YORK - A blustery late-season storm plastered the Northeast with sleet and snow Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually ...

March 14, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK - Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was ...

March 14, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


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 ...

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 ...

March 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


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