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Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year

LOS ANGELES - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be a hollow celebration.

March 18, 2017 | By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer | Associated Press


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.

March 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump announces challenge to fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth.

March 15, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

NEW YORK - The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy thrillers.

March 14, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


'A real kick in the rear'

NEW YORK - A blustery late-season storm plastered the Northeast with sleet and snow Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually mild winter weather that had people thinking spring was already here.

March 14, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK - Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called "hidden hearing loss."

March 14, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Congress' analysts: Millions to lose coverage under GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress' budget analysts projected Monday. Their report deals a stiff blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry.

March 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Appeals court: Civil Rights Act doesn't protect against anti-gay discrimination

ATLANTA - In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren't prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation.

March 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace - signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead.

March 10, 2017 | | Associated Press


Rookie doctors can work 24-hour shifts under updated rules

CHICAGO - Rookie doctors can work up to

March 10, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Health bill clears House hurdles

WASHINGTON - Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center.

March 09, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

March 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not main cause of warming

WASHINGTON - The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency.

March 09, 2017 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Border Patrol aims to add to its ranks

SAN DIEGO - The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie-detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.

March 08, 2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press | Associated Press


Bacon, soda and too few nuts

CHICAGO - Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

March 07, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a ...

June 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Obesity levels up around the world, especially in kids

NEW YORK - The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in ...

June 12, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hold the healthy-sounding labels

CHICAGO - Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

June 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the ...

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster ...

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than ...

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Online tool offers patients a quick way to report cancer complications

CHICAGO - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


A shortage of qualified workers?

WASHINGTON - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Trump pulls US from global warming accord

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts ...

June 01, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: New Mexico, Georgia had highest jail rates in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico and Georgia - two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States - had ...

May 31, 2017 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean ...

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video ...

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


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