Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead

Pittsburgh's troubled water and sewer authority was charged criminally on Friday over allegations that it mishandled a lead pipe replacement program and put more than 150 households at elevated risk o...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation. ...

Bangkok flies drones, seeks better ideas to improve bad air

BANGKOK (AP) — A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes are spraying water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve the air quali...

#TaiwanCanHelp messages flood WHO FB page supporting Taiwan's participation as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In response to an encouraging message on a World Health Organization's (WHO) Facebook page post, Taiwan's representative offices from around the world took to the social...

Authorities: 38 now sickened in Northwest measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say there are now 38 confirmed cases of measles in an outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. The confirmed cases are mostly centered in southwest Wash...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut as several weeks of dangerously unhealthy air pollution causes increasing concern. Prime Minister ...

As cold stalks Midwest, focus is on protecting vulnerable

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect t...

Reports: Limit food industry sway on public health matters

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a big amount sugar. There was one problem for the...

The Latest: Chicago using buses to get homeless off streets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and the expected frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Chicago city officials are taking to t...

California regulators make preparations for PG&E bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators were poised for a bankruptcy declaration by the nation's largest utility as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in the state. ...

Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated ag...

Singapore says American leaked 14,200 HIV records

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's health ministry has accused an American of stealing and leaking the records of 14,200 people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, before January 2013. ...

Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided...

Moms of the dead from drugs: "Where is the outrage for us?"

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The moms meet in a parking lot overlooking the little white funeral home and watch the mourners drifting toward the chapel doors — a familiar scene, beginning again. ...

List of regulation rollbacks for oil, gas and coal industry

Under President Donald Trump, federal agencies have moved to roll back regulations for companies that extract, transport and burn oil, gas and coal. Government analyses show companies will save billio...