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Girls and autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO - Think autism, and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

October 25, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Some US schools cancel classes on Election Day, relocate polling places

FALMOUTH, Maine - Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

October 25, 2016 | By PATRICK WHITTLE and DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired

DETROIT - Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death.

October 25, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Quarter of cancer deaths in US linked to cigarettes

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states, where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.

October 24, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Survey finds Lexus, Toyota, Buick most reliable auto brands

DETROIT - Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

October 24, 2016 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Looking out for No. 2

FAIR HAVEN, N.J. - Some specially trained dogs are helping humans curb themselves.

October 24, 2016 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, though its assertion couldn't be verified.

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him.

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

LAS VEGAS - Threatening a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month's election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."

October 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press


US graduation rate hits record high

WASHINGTON - The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.

October 17, 2016 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press


Battle for Mosul tests Obama's strategy in fight against IS

WASHINGTON - More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group's main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on the line is the Obama administration's theory that the extremists can be defeated in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere without American ground troops doing the fighting.

October 17, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump challenges legitimacy of election

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if he's elected and throwing in a baseless insinuation his rival was on drugs in the last debate.

October 15, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screening

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

October 12, 2016 | | Associated Press


Hurricane's blow was less than feared

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasn't that bad after all.

October 08, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


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Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

December 29, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU - In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

December 29, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

BERLIN - German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on ...

December 28, 2016 | By GEIR MOULSON and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

DUARTE, Calif. - A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after ...

December 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs from Japanese mogul

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United States.

December 28, 2016 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH BOAK Associated Press | Associated Press


'Star Wars' princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK - No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher.

December 27, 2016 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Republicans plan tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families ...

December 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON - Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing ...

December 26, 2016 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Fans mourn George Michael as charities reveal his work

LONDON - Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes ...

December 26, 2016 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

CHICAGO - Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the ...

December 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK - The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

WASHINGTON - A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July.

December 24, 2016 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Putin praises Trump, denies hacking claims

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the United States will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge ...

December 23, 2016 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in ...

December 23, 2016 | By EDITH M. LEDERER, BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Holiday splurging not an option for many

ELIZABETH, N.J. - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations ...

December 23, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


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