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Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

ORLANDO, Fla.- You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to get on multiple waiting lists and score a transplant, and less likely to die while waiting for one, a new study finds.

November 09, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as the automaker strives to placate customers dismayed by an emissions-rigging scandal.

November 09, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON - A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.

November 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Personnel records show years of complaints against Ill. officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. - An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his personnel records.

November 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring surges

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring swelled in October by the largest amount all year, and unemployment dropped another notch to 5 percent, increasing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in a decade.

November 06, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | By DAVE BAUDER AP Television writer | Associated Press


As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn't

WASHINGTON - Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.

November 03, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court troubled by Ga. DA's rejection of black jurors in '87 case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black death row inmate in Georgia who claims prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.

November 02, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Sick kids have limited options for medical devices

WASHINGTON - Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults.

November 02, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Do calorie counts on menus matter?

WASHINGTON - Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.

November 02, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON - Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

October 28, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Associated Press


Poll: GOP voters want budget battle

WASHINGTON - Even as Congress nears votes on a bipartisan deal that could yield two years of budget peace, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found that Republicans back home prefer a far more confrontational approach with President Barack Obama.

October 27, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Surviving a tsunami

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe.

October 27, 2015 | By TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Ole Miss takes down Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 27, 2015 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press


Woman reunites with 4-legged hero

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Lying in a hospital after being hit by a school minibus, Audrey Stone set herself a goal: to get well so she could bring back home the guide dog that had jumped in front of a bus to save her.

October 27, 2015 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


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Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity ...

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought ...

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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