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Flu season shows signs of leveling off

2018-02-16T17:37:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off....



Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

2018-02-16T20:50:03Z

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws....



Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

2018-02-16T22:13:41Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women....



Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

2018-02-15T21:17:59Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses....



Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

2018-02-15T16:20:18Z

Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception....



McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

2018-02-15T23:28:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants....



Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

2018-02-16T00:22:53Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations....



Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

2018-02-15T02:11:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A clear diagnosis of just what happened to trigger their mysterious health problems....



Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit

2018-02-15T18:38:15Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, saying claims it is an anti-discrimination effort are a masquerade....



Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

2018-02-15T01:18:56Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Patricia Frustaci, who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children but struggled with the financial and publicity fallout and with the heartache of seeing four babies perish, has died. She was 63....