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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say....

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic


BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital....

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors


WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision....

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter


NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely


Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working - if only barely - in most parts of the country....

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof


LONDON (AP) -- The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof....

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction....

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up....

Pope pledges more than $500,000 in South Sudan aid


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is offering 460,000 euros (more than $500,000) in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment....

Kenya to provide sanitary pads for girls in public schools


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's government says it will supply sanitary pads to teenage girls enrolled in public schools....