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In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it's called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall.

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the trip.

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press

A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court.

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press

Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press

California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES - A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said.

December 23, 2017 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Associated Press

US to send weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.

December 23, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump signs tax cut in "rush job" Oval Office signing event

WASHINGTON - In the end, Donald Trump's top achievement as president- a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul - was finalized in a "rush job" of an affair. And that was OK with him.

December 22, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press

House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.

December 21, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?

CHICAGO - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

December 20, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing.

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press

Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press

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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

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