If addiction is a disease, should relapse mean jail time?

Published Oct. 1 2017

Less than two weeks after a court ordered Julie Eldred to not use drugs while on probation, she tested positive...

Paris is for walkers and cyclists as city bans cars for day

Published Oct. 1 2017

PARIS (AP) - Parisians and tourists were encouraged to stroll through the City of Light on Sunday as officials banned...

German prosecutors: Suspect used poison threats as blackmail

Published Sep. 30 2017

BERLIN (AP) - German authorities said Saturday they are confident that a 53-year-old man arrested a day earlier is behind...


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Man who gave cannabis to boy behind medical pot law charged

Published Sep. 28 2017

DENVER (AP) - A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state...

Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

Published Sep. 28 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities...

Mosquito gut bacteria may offer clues to malaria control

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do - and the bugs inside the bugs may hold...

The Latest: Melania Trump hosts session on opioid crisis

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Melania Trump (all times local):

US health officials brace for potentially bad flu season

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial...

First lady to host discussion on opioid crisis

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump has invited experts and people affected by addiction to opioids to the White House for...

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

Published Sep. 27 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he's "not happy" with his top health official, after Tom Price's government-paid...

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

Published Sep. 27 2017

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next -...


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The Latest: McConnell says health care debate to continue

Published Sep. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local):

The Latest: White House holds out hope for GOP health bill

Published Sep. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local):

3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award

Published Sep. 26 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights,...

As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously

Published Sep. 26 2017

While the latest Republican health care overhaul teeters near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.

Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

Published Sep. 25 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown...

Memo to GOP: Red states also among losers in health bill

Published Sep. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant...

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

Published Sep. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to...

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

Published Sep. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly...

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

Published Sep. 23 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned.

Ex-official: Legionnaires' seemed tied to Flint water switch

Published Sep. 22 2017

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease...

Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

Published Sep. 22 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with...