Saturday, October 21, 2017

Health

President Donald Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voters Summit, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike, threatening ...
In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, left, testifies in support of a pair of climate change bills as Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, looks on during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, in Sacramento, Calif.

BY ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in ...
This July 2009 photo shows the sign outside Baxter International Inc. in Deerfield, Ill.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON A key U.S. maker of hospital products said it expects a temporary shortage of small saline bags because of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico. The ...
In this June 26, 2012 file photo, two women converse in New York.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of ...
In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, children wear face masks at a school in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague ...
President Donald Trump shows an executive order on health care that he signed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law ...
In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba.

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to ...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Penn State University student Amber Morris, right, talks with Stand for State program director Katie Tenney, left, during a team meeting in State College, Pa.

BY MIKE STOBBE STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be ...
This image provided by Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay show Easter Towheels, from 1906, top, and from 2012, bottom, that are in the The Field Museum collection.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dirty old birds are helping scientists better understand one of the more baffling climate change mysteries. University of Chicago researchers Shane DuBay and ...
In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while ...
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