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NEW YORK (AP) — New calculations to better track HIV infections confirm that the U.S. is seeing a strong and steady decline. The number of new cases has been falling for years. But health officials wanted a clearer picture of how the epidemic was behaving. They count people when...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and warned that if she ran or tried to hurt him, she would die. "He told me as long as I served my purpose, I was safe," Kala Brown told...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 3-year-old birthday boy was in his pajamas, about to go to sleep on a cot inside a shelter packed with hundreds of evacuees affected by a damaged California dam. With just three hours left on his big day, a group of California Highway Patrol officers...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park's only plowed highway and for motorists traveling the route, prompting park officials to escort the big animals to safer areas and urge drivers to slow...
CHICAGO (AP) — States are moving forward with new initiatives to help millions of workers save for retirement, even as the Republican-led Congress moves to block rules making it easier for them to do so. Studies show a sharp divide in retirement savings between those who have...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Musicians Lada Gaga and Alicia Keys along with Oscar winner Jessica Lawrence are among more than 140 artists and celebrities condemning a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. Britney Spears and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel also signed a letter...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Catholic hospital denies that it unfairly discriminated against a transgender man who sued after the hospital refused to allow a surgeon to remove the man's uterus as part of his sex transition. Saint Joseph's Healthcare System said that a court ruling in...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman says she was raped daily for two months while chained inside a container by a man accused of killing her boyfriend and six others. Kala Brown spoke to the TV show "Dr. Phil," marking the first time she's talked publicly since her Nov...