As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the na...

AP-NORC Poll: Most say feds should ensure health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health c...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 14 China Daily on a kidnapping case involving a Chinese student in the U...

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now what? Senate Republicans are scrambling to pick up the pieces after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time. ...

'Repeal now, replace later' has immediate consumer impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual he...

Carson pledges to fight homelessness amid budget cut plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is pledging to "work toward a time when no family is without a home" — even as the Trump administration seeks sharp budget cuts that critics say would le...

'Repeal now, replace later' has immediate consumer impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans, stung by their health care failure, repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fa...

UN rights chief meets US group protesting voter suppression

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has met a delegation of U.S. faith-based human rights activists to discuss voter suppression efforts targeting African-Americans and...

Preventive care, screenings could be compromised by GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are ...

Trump's 'dying in the streets' line vs. health care reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are ...

New GOP health care bill will determine winners, losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers m...

Winners and losers complicate GOP's path on health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers m...

The Latest: AMA says new GOP health care effort falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the health care bill in the Senate (all times local): 6 a.m. The nation's largest doctors' group says the new Republican health care...

Governor scrambles for support as climate deal inches onward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environm...

Q&A: California looks to keep landmark climate policy alive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to persuade lawmakers to extend his state's signature program to confront climate change. The cap-and-trade program ha...