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'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases rep

today, 18:23 in Health
 

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Con

today, 17:22 in Politics
 
Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent years.

today, 15:59 in Health
 
Senator files bill to let lawmakers officiate at weddings

Senator files bill to let lawmakers officiate at weddings

AUSTIN — State Sen. Kel Seliger said he thinks love-struck Texans should have one more way to get hitched. And lawmakers should be able to tie the knot. Under Senate Bill 322 he filed Tuesday, with unanimous approval of the upper chamber weeks after the

today, 15:52 in Politics
 
The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations th

today, 15:52 in Politics
 

Trump, Australia prime minister to meet next month in NYC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle by visiting the USS Intrepid. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will also meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard th

today, 15:29 in Politics
 

Official: White House to name new Secret Service director

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is set to name Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service. That's according to an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the record be

today, 15:09 in Politics
 
FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on we

today, 15:01 in Health
 
The Latest: Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

The Latest: Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax plan (all times local): 2 p.m. A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it. Trump is scheduled to unveil the broad outlines of a tax ov

today, 14:32 in Politics
 
The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Ivanka Trump has pledged to push for "incremental, positive change" for women in the economy and defended her father's attitude toward women as she makes her first international outing as a White House adviser. (April 25) Media: Associated...

today, 12:30 in Politics
 
Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. Children's Hospital of Phila

today, 12:09 in Health
 
Bidding dispute sparks legislation that could raise schools' electricity costs

Bidding dispute sparks legislation that could raise schools' electricity costs

AUSTIN -- Hundreds of schools, cities and counties across Texas could have to pay more for electricity under a bill being considered by a state House committee Tuesday. The bill's proponents tout the measure as a move toward free enterprise, but lobbyist

today, 11:25 in Politics
 

Trump to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The president speaks Tuesday as part of the museum's unveiling of its new conservation and research center,

today, 09:53 in Politics
 
Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

100 days into Trump's presidency, Associated Press journalists asked people in Pyongyang, Damascus, Tehran, Mogadishu, Baghdad, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Moscow, Berlin and Mexico City how they feel about his presidency. (April 25) Media: Associated Press It w

today, 06:30 in Politics
 
A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the...

today, 04:04 in Politics
 

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