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Building a malaria-proof mosquito

WASHINGTON - A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these "gene drives" aren't ready to let loose in the wild just yet.

June 08, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK - Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.

June 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

June 07, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the shooter was a specially trained zoo staffer on one of the many dangerous-animal emergency squads at animal parks nationwide.

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of white Americans short by nearly a half a year on average.

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to raise interest rates.

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on Medicare and other agencies to find ways to make better hearing more affordable and accessible for millions of older Americans.

June 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell.

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself!" For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison.

May 31, 2016 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death.

May 31, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days.

May 31, 2016 | By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


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CDC: 'Zika is now here'

MIAMI - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn ...

July 29, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY and KELLI KENNEDY | Associated Press


Clinton promises 'steady hand'

PHILADELPHIA - Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in ...

July 28, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press | Associated Press


Answers sought for surge of killings

NEW YORK - The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations ...

July 28, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton wins historic nomination

PHILADELPHIA - Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political ...

July 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY | Associated Press


Dem stars look to quash disunity on opening day

PHILADELPHIA - Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that ...

July 25, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

ANSBACH, Germany - A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's ...

July 25, 2016 | By DAVID RISING, KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and TOMISLAV SKARO Associated Press | Associated Press


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