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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo, people walk by Sunshine Life & Health Advisors, in Hialeah, Fla. The latest Republican push to replace the Obama-era health care law would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
What the latest health overhaul push means for consumersA last-ditch attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law gives insurance shoppers only a vague sense of what lies ahead if the bill becomes law
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Colleen Flanagan of Boston, and other activists in wheelchairs opposed to the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill, are removed by U.S. Capitol Police after disrupting a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measureConservative Sen. Rand Paul remains opposed to the newly revised Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, a customer pours milk into coffee near a posted Proposition 65 warning sign at a Starbucks coffee shop in Los Angeles. In a long-running court case playing out in a Los Angeles courtroom, a nonprofit has been presenting evidence to show that coffee companies should post ominous warning labels about a cancer-causing chemical in every cup. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labelsCoffee could carry an ominous cancer warning in California if a nonprofit group prevails in a Los Angeles courtroom
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This image provided by the CNRS Marc Jeannerod Institute of Cognitive Science in Lyon, France, shows brain activity in a patient before, top row, and after vagus nerve stimulation. Warmer colors indicate an increase of connectivity. In a report published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, French doctors say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years. (CNRS Marc Jeannerod Institute of Cognitive Science, Lyon, France via AP)
Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured manFrench doctors say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republican states also among losers in health billMemo to GOP: Republican-friendly states would lose money under health care bill
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz said he’s against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama’s health law. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Republicans make desperate bid to save health care billRepublican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill is swelling to near-fatal numbers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. The EPA says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. But the agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from whereEPA says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey
The Associated Press1 day ago
Vice President Mike Pence, center right, accompanied by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left, speaks to members of the media before a meeting to discuss health care and tax reform in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health billPresident Donald Trump seems unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise _ repealing and replacing 'Obamacare.'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP billThe nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 photo,  Marc Buoniconti talks during an interview in New York. Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned. A former college player who was paralyzed during a game and now a spokesman for the Miami Project, Buoniconti believes children's brains are put in jeopardy with every hit.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth footballMarc Buoniconti wants youth football banned; paralyzed ex-player tells AP game is too dangerous
The Associated Press2 days ago
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, speaks with his wife, Wendy Lyon, before the second day of his preliminary examination on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Genesee County District Court in Flint, Mich. Lyon faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office for his response to the Flint Water Crisis. His court proceedings have progressed farther than those of other public officials facing criminal charges in connection to the crisis. Lyon's exam was conducted in front of Judge David J. Goggins. (Terray Sylvester /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
Ex-official: Legionnaires' seemed tied to Flint water switchMichigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area was related to a switch in the city's water supply
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., for his murder trial in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017,  the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)
Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?Aaron Hernandez brain disease diagnosis raises questions about his life troubles & suicide
The Associated Press3 days ago
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