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FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months...

Poll: Most young people say gov’t should pay for health care

  BY LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot...

Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds’ opioid probe

  BY LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A top maker of brand-name and generic narcotic painkillers has agreed to pay the U.S. government $35...

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

  BY ADAM BEAM FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation's largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking...

Repeal in doubt, what Trump alone can do on ‘Obamacare’

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — With prospects in doubt for repealing "Obamacare," some Republicans say the Trump administration can rewrite regulations and take other...

White House officials offer change to health care bill

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care...

A ‘sci-fi’ cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

  BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for...

US enrolls volunteers in large test of possible Zika vaccine

  BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika,...

Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

BY KEITH RIDLER BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was...

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods...

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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...

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website’s publisher

  BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN A Montana real estate agent sued the founder of a neo-Nazi website on Tuesday, saying the publisher orchestrated an anti-Semitic "campaign of...