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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


Is red meat risky?

PARIS - Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too.

October 27, 2015 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash

STILLWATER, Okla. - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people, including a toddler.

October 25, 2015 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl'

MIAMI - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

October 24, 2015 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Megastorm Patricia fades fast

CHAMELA, Mexico - Only a day after menacing Mexico as one of history's strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into an ordinary low-pressure system that posed little threat beyond heavy rain.

October 24, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds hours after it peaked as the strongest storm ever recorded. Forecasters said it had potential to do "catastrophic" damage.

October 23, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Mexico braces for strongest hurricane ever in Western hemisphere

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.

October 23, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


House panel grills Clinton on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton strove to close the book on the worst episode of her tenure as secretary of state Thursday, battling Republican questions in a marathon hearing that grew contentious but revealed little new about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. She firmly defended her record while seeking to avoid any mishap that might damage her presidential campaign.

October 22, 2015 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Marijuana use in US adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO - Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.

October 21, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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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


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Powerball reaches $800 million

DES MOINES, Iowa - With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot - but if ...

January 08, 2016 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE | Associated Press


Germany publishes 'Mein Kampf' for 1st time since WWII

MUNICH - An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of ...

January 08, 2016 | By MICHAEL FAULHABER and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Marine Corps debate over women in combat roils on

WASHINGTON - A top Marine general predicted Friday that the Defense Department's vows to maintain the same standards for women and men in combat jobs ...

January 08, 2016 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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