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  • By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump's all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That's the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday.

  • By CLAIRE GALOFARO AP National Writer

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning bef…

  • By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens f…

  • By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.

  • By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it.

  • By PHUONG LE Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.

  • By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices. But they don't include a key campaign pledge to use the buying power of the government's Medicare program to negotiate lower costs for seniors.

  • By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press

With the midterm congressional primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security is playing catch-up in helping to ensure that state election systems are secure against cybertampering by the Russians or others bent on mischief.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.

  • By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, won't rule out the possibility that the president would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the swirling Russia investigation.

  • Mark Newman

OTTUMWA — Community health centers allow an area to add the medical resources that private practice doesn't support. But U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, knows they also help in areas where doctors are in short supply.


(RNN) – A newspaper cartoon depicting a heavenly reunion between Barbara Bush and her daughter is melting hearts and sweeping social media.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent lawyers asked to help represent President Donald Trump in the last year have spurned the assignment at least partly out of concerns he wouldn't pay his bills and doesn't listen to legal advice, according to people familiar with the conversations.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney's office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than concerned that they don't know exactly what is in those reco…

  • By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • By ALEX BRANDON Associated Press

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.

  • By Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker The Washington Post

President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach such as possible talks with North Korea.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted.

  • By Francis Scarcella The (Sunbury, Pa.) Daily Item

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the Valentine's Day attack is calling teacher Jim Gard a coward, but Gard, a Mount Carmel, Pa. native, is denying the accusation and wondering if it's the teen or the parent making those comments on social media.

  • By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.


PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used in t…

  • By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • By Samantha Perry CNHI News Service

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Mary Osborne entered the sanctuary of the First Church of God the morning of Dec. 28, 1972, to set out the trash on garbage collection day in this southernmost West Virginia community.

  • By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Several people were hospitalized after a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, but none of the injuries were caused by gunfire, the spy agency said.

  • By HOPE YEN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump traded insults with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Monday, a day after Democrats and Republicans said Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation.

  • By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer

A Hawaii employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile earlier this month, creating a panic across the state, thought an actual attack was imminent, the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.

  • Herald Staff Report

On Wednesday, the super moon, blue moon and lunar eclipse will coincide for the first time in 152 years, causing the moon to shine big, bright and somewhat red in an event known as the Super Blue Blood Moon.

  • By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer

Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan are forming a new company to address the health care costs of their employees, sending shares of health care companies down sharply across the entire sector despite the vague nature of the announcement.

  • By MARIA DANILOVA Associated press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's plan to provide only partial relief to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The Associated Press.

  • By MICHAEL CASEY The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — Experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation’s waterways are turning to beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer.

  • By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen’s final Federal Reserve policy meeting will likely bring an uneventful end this week to her four-year tenure as Fed chair but perhaps offer hints of the central bank’s approach to interest rates in the months to follow.

  • By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's criticism who led the bureau for months last year following the firing of James Comey, is leaving his position ahead of a previously planned retirement this spring, people familiar with the dec…

  • By TODD J. GILLMAN and CHARLES SCUDDER The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS (AP) — The National Archives has unsealed thousands-more pages from the Kennedy files. And while assassinations buffs weren’t likely to find any major revelations — no proof of a second gunman, a Cuban plot, or evidence the killer could have been stopped — they’ll have plenty to chew on.

  • By RICHARD LARDNER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward “chaos” engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing on social media Sunday, a remarkable airing of their party’s profound rifts.

  • By Kery Murakami CNHI Washington Reporter

WASHINGTON — As he traveled about his home state of Iowa recently, Sen. Chuck Grassley says he got a surprise phone call from President Donald Trump dismissing rumors his support had withered for corn-based ethanol.

  • By Michael Birnbaum, William Booth and William Branigin | The Washington Post

BRUSSELS - Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in a town down the coast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Barcelona violence.

  • By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump’s roiling White House as the new chief of staff.

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