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McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

BY ADAM BEAM FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Feds back in ‘Gasland’ town to test water, air

BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing...

Science Says: Gene editing widely used in range of research

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Gene editing is getting fresh attention thanks to a successful lab experiment with human embryos. But for all the...

Euthanasia used for 4.5 percent of deaths in the Netherlands

BY MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Euthanasia has become a common way to die in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 percent of deaths, according...

First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect...

Sessions: US prosecutors will help addiction-ravaged cities

BY SADIE GURMAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will...

Hawaii allows first lab to begin testing medical marijuana

BY CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug...

Trump on tricky legal ground with ‘Obamacare’ threat

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse...

US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly...

Trump threat: End health payments unless there’s an overhaul

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal...

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Weekly Chat: Jerry Lewis, a National Icon

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

BY FRANK JORDANS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic...

Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and...

SWFL can expect 77 percent coverage during eclipse, NASA scientist says

Americans across the country are preparing for the first cross-continental total solar eclipse in almost a century, and Southwest Florida residents are looking for...