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Simulating mom’s womb in research to help earliest preemies

  BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the...

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie’s toxic algae

  BY JOHN SEEWER TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging...

‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

  BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New...

FDA: Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet

  BY LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims...

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...

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LCSO Sharing Little Regarding Lehigh Homicide Investigation: UPDATE – VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

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Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...