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Converting coal would help China’s smog at climate’s expense

  BY MATTHEW BROWN BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's...

Justices weigh defendants’ right to own mental health expert

BY MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday about whether an Alabama death row inmate should get a new sentencing...

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

BY COLLEEN SLEVIN DENVER (AP) — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions. Before the law, Colorado...

US home sales shoot up to 10-year high

  BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional...

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez’s brain

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain...

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

BY SOPHIA TAREEN EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000...

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds...

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks...

Johnson & Johnson says pricing competition squeezed 1Q sales

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON Increased pressure to cut medicine prices and an industry-wide slowdown in consumer health product sales is hurting health care giant Johnson...

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care...

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Ohio man turns in $14,000 found on side of road

  WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he was trying to set a good example for his children when he turned in $14,000...

Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

  SPERRY, Okla. (AP) — The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after...