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Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The...

today, 01:52 in Health

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standard

today, 01:18 in Politics

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won't be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation

today, 01:18 in Politics

Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says he's considering backing proposals to promote concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees to respond to campus shootings. (Feb. 21) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching ta

today, 00:44 in Politics

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founde

yesterday, 23:15 in Health

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Billy Graham's relationship with the presidents (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Rev. Billy Graham was a presidential fixture stretching back to the early years of the Cold War. Harry Truman rebuffed but later embraced Gra

yesterday, 21:44 in Politics

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. The Rev. Bi

yesterday, 21:26 in Politics

School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

WASHINGTON (AP) — With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings implored President Donald Trump to take action at the White House Wednesday. "Thank you for pouring out your hearts...

yesterday, 21:08 in Politics

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal.

yesterday, 20:56 in Health

George P. Bush lambasted for claims he gave $4 billion to public schools

AUSTIN — Two members of the State Board of Education are accusing Land Commissioner George P. Bush of overstating the amount of money his office has contributed to public education. A mailer sent out to voters by the Bush campaign says the Republican “co

yesterday, 19:26 in Politics

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so dis

yesterday, 18:40 in Politics

Democrats set early voting records at start of Texas primaries

AUSTIN -- Democrats have more than doubled their early voting in the state's biggest counties compared to four years ago, leading some party leaders to point again to a growing wave election they think will send a dramatic message to Republicans. But whi

yesterday, 17:46 in Politics

Emmett says special purpose districts should play a role in flood control

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Wednesday called on the hundreds of special purpose districts that provide water and sewer services to the county's sprawling subdivisions to increase their investment in flood control after Hurricane Harvey, saying flood

yesterday, 17:16 in Politics

Audience declares Payne the winner of Democrats' debate at SMU

AUSTIN -- And the winner is: Jeffrey Payne. Officials who supervised Tuesday night's debate between the Democratic Party's gubernatorial candidates in Dallas on Wednesday announced the voting results from more than 80 members of the audience who turned i

yesterday, 16:55 in Politics

US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn't working against the flu b

yesterday, 15:36 in Health

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