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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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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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