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FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, a man smokes a cigarette in New Orleans. According to research published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, U.S. cancer death rates have steadily climbed in parts of the country struggling with obesity, heavy smoking and other ills _ a stark contrast with the national trend and improvements in wealthier pockets of the country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?Stark contrasts in U.S. cancer death rates were found in an exhaustive new analysis that suggests where you live contributes to your fate
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, packages of synthetic drugs are displayed in the North Dakota attorney general's office in the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. As drug enforcement authorities continue to sound alarms over the effects and accessibility of synthetic drugs, courts are struggling for consistency in dealing with substances whose popularity have outpaced the legal framework around them. The result is a sentencing process that’s often bogged down by complex science and can yield uneven results in different courtrooms around the country. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel, File)
Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusionThe independent panel that sets federal sentencing policy is studying how courts should handle cases involving synthetic drugs
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, accompanied by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, to announce the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a possible GOP replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump's congressional agenda has made a priority of repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health lawTwo Republican senators say they'll propose legislation that lets states keep President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The CDC has canceled a Feb. 2017 conference on climate change and health but is not saying why publicly. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say whyThe government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly
The Associated Press20 hours ago
President Donald Trump looks up after signing the final of three executive orders, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health lawPresident Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this Dec. 14, 2016, photo Mark Thompson of Montana Resources poses for a photo outside the Horseshoe Bend Treatment Plant in Butte, Mont. Thompson says plans to treat toxic Berkeley Pit water at the treatment plant is nothing to be concerned about and that community fears about the plan are overblown. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pitAt least 3,000 geese died after landing last fall in the 50 billion-gallon Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees Aaron Hicks reacts to striking out in the eight inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 8-2. New York played the day before in San Diego. Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lagResearchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazil investigating dozens of suspected yellow fever casesBrazilian authorities say they've now confirmed 47 cases of yellow fever, and 25 deaths
The Associated Press2 days ago
President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, signs his first executive order on health care, Friday, Jan, 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'President Donald Trump's executive order targeting the sweeping "Obamacare" health care law gives federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure
The Associated Press2 days ago
Correction: Police-Mental Health storyCorrection: Police-Mental Health story
The Associated Press3 days ago
Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high schoolAuthorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, six carefully selected scientists entered this geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The four men and two women moved into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon, as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars. (University of Hawaii via AP)
Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in domeCrammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace
The Associated Press3 days ago
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