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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals. The White House says Biden will announce the Genomic Data Commons during a visit on Monday...
HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey reached New York City on Sunday. Thousands of people gathered in Manhattan to welcome the Hokulea and its crew. The double-hulled canoe was greeted by New York officials and a traditional...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church...
HOLDEN, La. (AP) — It's taken decades, but an actor best known for his role on "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series is finally doing what he always thought was his calling: producing films. John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on the show, opened John Schneider Studios...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state's Gulf coast. A large portion of Florida's western and Panhandle coast...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A small Cajun community disbanded its troubled police department a year ago, but the town hasn't shaken a sex scandal that ousted its police chief. A federal trial is scheduled to start Monday for a civil lawsuit that accuses former Sorrento Police Chief...
NEW YORK (AP) — What was supposed to be a surprise Kanye West show in New York City quickly turned to chaos as thousands of fans descended on the venue. More than 4,000 people swarmed Webster Hall, which only holds 1,500, early Monday morning for the pop-up show. They climbed on...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A fight has broken out at a hip-hop concert in New Jersey, delaying a show that already was starting late due to bad weather. Organizers canceled an outdoor pre-show for Hot 97 Summer Jam scheduled for Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East...
CHICAGO (AP) — Would U.S. teens be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa? New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular with teens may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and soda. The study shows...