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WASHINGTON (AP) — Giddy Republicans took a victory lap on Tuesday hours before their big vote on the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted "results are...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved a breakthrough therapy that can improve the eyesight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness. Tuesday's approval of the treatment from Spark Therapeutics is another major advance for the emerging field of genetic...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas police sergeant has been fired for allegedly ordering a rookie officer to use a stun gun on a woman who had called for help during a domestic dispute. Fort Worth police Chief Joel Fitzgerald says he fired Sgt. Kenneth Pierce on Monday for...
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of leading an Islamic State group-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger is scheduled to be sentenced. Prosecutors will ask the judge Tuesday in Boston to sentence 28-year-old David Wright to life in prison for his role in the...
SEATTLE (AP) — A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, several miles north of the crash site, went...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist strums an Irish folk tune for a patient in...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn't need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses. That's the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University, who have received a three-...
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Daniel Konzelman was one of thousands of commuters barreling along a highway outside Seattle on Monday morning when the emergency response training he learned as an Eagle Scout kicked in. He and a friend pulled over after an Amtrak passenger train hurtled...
SEATTLE (AP) — A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, several miles north of the crash site...