Trump’s big promises on drug costs followed by modest steps

The plan focuses mainly on Medicare and Medicaid changes, along with ideas for speeding drug approvals.

  • Feb 11, 2018

White House grappling with fallout from aide’s resignation

Reeling from the downfall of a senior aide, the White House was on the defensive Sunday, attempting… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2018

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

It relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding.

  • Feb 11, 2018

Airliner crashes near Moscow after takeoff; 71 presumed dead

The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing.

  • Feb 11, 2018

4 survivors of tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon rescued

Crews were recovering the bodies of three others near Grand Canyon’s West Rim.

  • Feb 11, 2018
Omar Kanteh, of Gambia in red fleece, and Moussa Sissoki, of Mali, holding a shovel, are surrounded by children as they build igloos in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, Italy, on Friday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Migrants help to build igloos in Italian Alps tourist town

“God made snow, but this time, man made igloos,” one refugee said.

  • Feb 10, 2018
Omar Kanteh, of Gambia in red fleece, and Moussa Sissoki, of Mali, holding a shovel, are surrounded by children as they build igloos in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, Italy, on Friday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes

Iran is establishing a military presence in Syria that Israel vows it will never accept.

  • Feb 10, 2018

‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South

The visiting sister of Kim Jong Un captivates people in the South.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Opioids, alcohol and suicide cut into US life expectancy

Nowhere are these trends more dramatic than in rural counties.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Vegas shooter sober, autopsy finds, leaving motive a mystery

Tests showed his system contained anti-anxiety medication — consistent with the drug Valium.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Science fair project ties race to IQ, sparks outcry

“I think that a lot of people, especially of color, are really hurt and upset by this.”

  • Feb 10, 2018

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

The company is bowing to a demand of lawsuits blaming it for helping trigger a drug abuse epidemic.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Trump appears to feel sorry for men accused of beating wives

But expresses no sympathy for women who are victims of sexual harassment and abuse

  • Feb 10, 2018

Trump response to abuse claims shines light on victims’ fears

“A lot of people react to these sorts of allegations by assuming that the woman is lying.”

  • Feb 10, 2018

John Gavin, actor who became ambassador to Mexico, has died

Gavin went to Mexico well equipped for the job, having visited in his youth and being fluent in Spanish.

Trump won’t release Democrats’ memo on FBI surveillance

The decision stands in contrast to one he made last week on a Republican memo.

  • Feb 9, 2018

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

It surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu.

  • Feb 9, 2018

Pentagon reaps a windfall in latest US budget

It will get $94 billion more this budget year than last — a 15.5 percent jump.

No. 3 Justice Department official stepping down amid turmoil

Rachel Brand had the potential to have a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation.

  • Feb 9, 2018

With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

North and South Korea sat side by side under exploding fireworks representing peace, not destruction.

  • Feb 9, 2018