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Dr. William Butler, former president, historian of Baylor College of Medicine, dies

William T. Butler, who twice served as president of Baylor College of Medicine and authored a five-volume history of the school, died Friday following a brief illness, the school announced. Butler, 85, was president of Baylor from 1979 to 1996, and as in

Chron, today, 15:06
 
AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to believe when it comes to the Republican health care bill? An AP Fact Check finds that TV host Jimmy Kimmel's highly critical take is harder to refute than President Donald Trump's or Sen. Bill Cassidy's. None of the

Chron, today, 03:59
 

Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The police chief of Oklahoma City says he plans to meet with advocates for the hearing- and speech-impaired following the fatal shooting of a deaf man. Police Chief Bill Citty said Thursday that the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Magd

Chron, yesterday, 18:16
 
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But

Chron, yesterday, 16:08
 
Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site

Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials begin crafting ways to keep residents safe over the long ter

Chron, yesterday, 14:25
 
The Latest: Study finds health bill would reshuffle dollars

The Latest: Study finds health bill would reshuffle dollars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end "Obamacare" and replace it with a new health care law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away...

Chron, yesterday, 12:22
 
Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost th

Chron, yesterday, 04:07
 
FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned tha

Chron, Wednesday, 19:53
 
Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump discussed her experience with postpartum depression in an interview recorded for "The Dr. Oz Show." The senior White House adviser said that with "each of my three children I had some level of...

Chron, Wednesday, 17:49
 
NY agency called Justice Center may lack power to prosecute

NY agency called Justice Center may lack power to prosecute

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal cases against alleged wrongdoers. But it lacked one ke

Chron, Wednesday, 17:02
 

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political worries have helped pump fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul, including the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges a

Chron, Wednesday, 16:34
 
Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states

Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states. The 12-inch (30-centimeter) val

Chron, Wednesday, 14:33
 
Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans. The study by the consulti

Chron, Wednesday, 12:22
 
Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana...

Chron, Wednesday, 09:49
 
The Latest: Trump hopes GOP senators pass health care bill

The Latest: Trump hopes GOP senators pass health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace the health ca

Chron, Wednesday, 09:49
 
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