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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have again blocked a Republican proposal that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw a federal rule to protect small streams and wetlands from development and pollution. An amendment sponsored by North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven did not...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Efrem Lukatsky, a Kiev-based photographer for The Associated Press, recalls the confusion and anxiety of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, the world's worst nuclear accident. ___ The Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion was only about 100...
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals titan Novartis says net income from continued operations fell 13 percent in the first quarter as generic competition cut into sales of Gleevec, one of the first very effective cancer medicines. The Basel-based company said Thursday that net...
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago. Some states have made the drug legal for medical purposes; others have removed jail sentences for carrying small...
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago. Some states have made the drug legal for medical purposes; others have removed jail sentences for carrying small...
OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive — and it can be heart-wrenching to watch. Heel sticks for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Missal to be the VA's inspector general in October. Lawmakers from both parties have long sought...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospital authorities in southwestern Poland say a baby born two months after his mother was put on life support is home and doing fine. In a rare case, doctors at Wroclaw's University Clinic kept a pregnant woman on life support for 55 days to allow her 17-...
NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. White women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Life...