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Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

WASHINGTON - A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity.

December 01, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court's election-year lineup

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

November 30, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect in Planned Parenthood clinic attack makes 1st court appearance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

November 30, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

LOS ANGELES - New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security - and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.

November 30, 2015 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles with police inside the building, officials said.

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers have settled into times that don't interfere with the turkey feast.

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death.

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press


Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight their fierce support for top-tier conservative causes. The certain veto waiting at the White House will only help them sharpen their stance for voters, they say.

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


US airport taxi times on the rise

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip.

November 23, 2015 | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


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Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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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