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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear....

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties


WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Associated Press review of financial records and published work finds that President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products....

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year....

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing


Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide....

The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):...

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care....

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens


BOSTON (AP) -- An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life....

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis....

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors


Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives....

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions


BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed....