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  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American

    July 15, 2014

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Billions of dollars are riding on how these ru

    July 14, 2014

  • Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy Congress

    July 14, 2014

  • His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an inc

    July 14, 2014

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal elect

    July 14, 2014

  • Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers. John

    July 14, 2014

  • Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal

    July 11, 2014

  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show. The White

    July 11, 2014

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-sh

    July 11, 2014

  • Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself. Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris. Her husband, Justin

    July 11, 2014

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