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EPA blocks some media from Pruitt water contaminants summit

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday blocked The Associated Press and at least two other news organizations from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants. The meeting, convened in Washington by EPA chief Scott Pruitt, was open

Chron, Tuesday, 13:33

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going o

Chron, Tuesday, 11:00

The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news o

Chron, Tuesday, 10:12

Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a 'national priority'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says dealing with a widespread contaminant in drinking water is a "national priority." Pruitt spoke Tuesday as he opened a hearing on the contaminants, known as...

Chron, Tuesday, 10:12

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health wo

Chron, Tuesday, 09:42

Nurse killed by deadly virus during Indian outbreak

NEW DELHI (AP) — A nurse caring for patients infected with a deadly virus has died from the disease during an outbreak in south India, officials said Tuesday. The 31-year-old nurse left behind two young children, a husband who works overseas and a letter

Chron, Tuesday, 06:59

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Overall

Chron, Tuesday, 00:55

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen

Chron, Monday, 11:43

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said. T

Chron, Monday, 08:59

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

NEW DELHI (AP) — A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill. The three f

Chron, Monday, 08:59

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva's school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different f

Chron, Sunday, 21:14

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the hea

Chron, Sunday, 06:06

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement lat

Chron, 19 May 2018

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will

Chron, 18 May 2018

Trump's pick to head Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is President Donald Trump's pick to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Wilkie is a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness. He's led the agency for two months,

Chron, 18 May 2018

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