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Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracyA 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor has been convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., react at a joke from Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., center, as he jokes while speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for TrumpIn a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care billRepublican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday, March 24, 2017.  (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov adsA federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull back advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceedA federal judge says a lawsuit claiming Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience widespread segregation when forced to receive services in institutions can proceed
The Associated Press2 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, and director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney arrive for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands itRepublicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, departs a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health votePresident Donald Trump is demanding a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation, as White House officials tell Republican lawmakers that negotiations are over and the vote will come Friday
The Associated Press18 hours ago
This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. Environmental risks and heredity get the most blame for cancer, but new research released on Thursday, March 23, 2017 suggests random chance may play a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, typos in your DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancerNew research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Death rates up for middle age whites with little educationA sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" _ suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polioThe World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoningAn outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program
The Associated Press1 day ago
This undated photo provided by Shauna Etheredge shows her granddaughter, Londyn Raine Robinson Sack, in Terryville, Conn., shortly before Londyn died on Oct. 19, 2014, after ingesting an opioid that her mother obtained. Her mother is incarcerated on a charge of second-degree manslaughter. The number of children's deaths is still small relative to the overall toll from opioids, but toddler fatalities have climbed steadily over the last 10 years. (Shauna Etheredge via AP)
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlersAmong the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are under age 5. Curious toddlers sometimes find the pills in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor
The Associated Press1 day ago
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