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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks growing medical debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Death toll in Washington rises to 37

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday. The person's name has not been released.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Immigration activists urge Obama to act

WASHINGTON (AP) - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Supremacist faces murder charges

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

First women move into artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

WASHINGTON (AP) - A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

NYPD ends Muslim surveillance effort

NEW YORK (AP) - A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Solemn tributes mark Boston bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

WASHINGTON (AP) - A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation

Study shows increase in online info thefts

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation

Con man gets life for failed decapitation plot

NEW YORK (AP) - A con man already imprisoned in a collectible coin scam was sentenced to a life term on Monday for a bizarre, behind-bars plot to decapitate a judge and a prosecutor.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation


• FEDS CHARGE WOMAN IN HILLARY CLINTON SHOE-THROW: LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation

Push on for federal e-cigarette rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation

Ukraine: Little sign of progress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

April 14, 2014 | | Nation

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Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards as well as vouchers

DETROIT (AP) - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Target to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time as last year.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

2 flu-related deaths happen in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State health officials have announced the first two flu-related deaths in California for the current flu season.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Lot cave-in swallows dozen cars

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A cave-in of a restaurant parking lot in Mississippi swallowed 12 cars and now experts are expected to begin work Monday to ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

No arrest yet after Texas state judge shot outside her home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities provided few details Saturday about the Texas state judge who was shot and wounded in the driveway of her Austin home.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Missouri football players pressure leaders over race

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Sorting sexting offenders from victims will take time

DENVER (AP) - It could take a month to sort the offenders from the victims in a widespread sexting case at a Colorado high school, and ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination

BOSTON (AP) - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Trump gets laughs, ratings on SNL

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Google, Heart Association team up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Person-centered health care

CHICAGO (AP) - Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Church issues rules for gay members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

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