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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, is Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter smiles during an interview in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The state's highest court handed down the decision Monday, a week after attorneys for drugmakers and the state made oral presentations on the request to delay the trial's scheduled May 28 start. Hunter sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, alleging they fraudulently engaged in marketing campaigns that led to thousands of overdose addictions and deaths. Several states have filed similar lawsuits, but Oklahoma's is expected to be the first to go to trial. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 26, 2019 - 10:31 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Oklahoma's attorney general has called a press conference to announce a settlement in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of opioid pain...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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A woman carrying water and a baby on her back after collecting water in Beira, Mozambique, Monday, March 25, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 26, 2019 - 10:05 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Relief operations are pressing into remote areas to find survivors of the cyclone that ripped into central Mozambique, while trucks carrying aid attempt to travel a badly damaged road to the hard-hit city of Beira. The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:49 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will announce a "breaking development" in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of opioid pain medications. Hunter said in a statement that he will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tulsa, but...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leaves a House Democratic meeting in the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2019 - 7:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) are unveiling legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, trying to deliver on campaign promises about health care. But it's also a messaging shift as Democrats want to show they care about policy issues beyond...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant in Irving, Texas. U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, March 25, 2019, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers, as well as from women who believe their ailments were caused by the implants. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)
March 25, 2019 - 8:30 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects. An expert panel assembled by the Food and Drug Administration opened a two-day meeting...
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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo shows marijuana buds ready for harvest in Akron, Ohio. A study shows marijuana is sending more people to the emergency room in one large Denver hospital. Inhaled weed caused the most severe problems. Marijuana-infused foods and candies also led to trouble.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 25, 2019 - 8:27 pm
Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble...
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In a Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, maritime traffic moves through the Houston Ship Chanel past the site of now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas. Air quality and water pollution from the fire's runoff, seen on the right, into the ship channel are some of the concerns in the aftermath of the blaze. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 25, 2019 - 6:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and residents expressed concern Monday about the environment and economic fallout from a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage farm that sent huge plumes into the air for days and prompted the partial closure of one of the busiest commercial waterways in the U.S...
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This March 2019 image shows part of the health advice option in a 23andme genetic test. But Isaac Kohane, a biomedical researcher at Harvard, said research in the field is still limited and that there’s little evidence any small effects from genetic variations can be translated into meaningful dietary advice. (AP Photo)
March 25, 2019 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile. The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your genetics...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses a rally during a campaign stop in Concord, N.H. “Medicare for All” legislation has two provisions that could make it even more politically divisive for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates: It lifts curbs on government health insurance for people in the country illegally and revokes longstanding restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions. Embracing these will give Democratic candidates a boost with the party’s liberal base in the primaries. But that could complicate things for an eventual nominee seeking support from voters in the middle (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 25, 2019 - 2:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along...
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