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  • Business

    US stocks mostly higher as banks rise before Fed meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks are slightly higher in indecisive trading Monday afternoon. Banks are gaining as investors wait for the Federal Reserve to meet this week, while health care companies take small losses.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...

    By Marley Jay, AP Markets Writer|

  • News

    Zika warning lowered for part of Miami, but cautions remain

    MIAMI (AP) U.S. health officials on Monday stopped warning pregnant women to stay out of Miami's Wynwood arts district altogether, for fear of Zika, and they credited aerial pesticide spraying with killing mosquitoes that transmit the virus ...

    By Jennifer Kay And Mike Stobbe, Associated Press|

  • News

    Chicago police to undergo mandatory 'de-escalation' training

    CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues.The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie...

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  • News

    The Latest: CDC: Aerial spraying, naled helped curb Zika

    MIAMI (AP) The Latest on the active Zika transmission zone being lifted in one Miami neighborhood (all times local):11 a.m.U.S. health officials say they are ending their strongest warning to pregnant women to stay out of Miami's Wynwood arts...

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  • News

    U.S. health officials fighting Zika end strong warning to pregnant women to avoid Miami's Wynwood arts district

    MIAMI (AP) U.S. health officials fighting Zika end strong warning to pregnant women to avoid Miami's Wynwood arts district.

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  • Health

    MDs strengthen advice against codeine for kids' coughs, pain

    CHICAGO (AP) The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.The academy's advice, published...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Business

    Insider Q&A: Why so little relief on pricey biologic drugs

    Drugs made from living cells, instead of by mixing chemicals, have brought major advances since the late 1990s to the treatment of various cancers, immune system disorders, growth hormone deficiency and eye diseases.But the drugs, called...

    By Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer|

  • News

    Olive oil helps free man stuck in jetty while fetching phone

    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) A man who got stuck head-first between two rocks on a Rhode Island jetty while trying to retrieve his cellphone has been rescued with the help of olive oil.WJAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cmW89E) it happened Saturday...

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  • News

    Media partnership examines influence of opioid industry

    This two-part investigation by The Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press examines the politics behind the nation's opioid addiction epidemic.AP reporters Geoff Mulvihill and Matthew Perrone and Center for Public Integrity reporters...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Accidents and disasters

    Suspect arrested after wildfire breaks out in Grass Valley

    GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Authorities have arrested a homeless man on suspicion of arson after a wildfire breaks out in Northern California, leading to the evacuation of a state park.Grass Valley police say it appears a cigarette may have...

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