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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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Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

May 06, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party ...

May 04, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press


Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Chronic insomnia?

WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...

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


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


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