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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, boys help their family for collect rice during harvest season in Samroang Tiev village, outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by United Nations agencies. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungryA United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Jerred Kiloh, owner of the licensed medical marijuana dispensary Higher Path, stocks shelves with with cannabis products in Los Angeles. More than three years after California voters approved broad legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if the potent high-inducing chemical THC found in pot should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings to consumers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-beA California panel is considering if the chemical in marijuana that produces a high should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings
The Associated Press11 hours ago
She Told Euthanasia Story, Didn't Intend to Be a Part of ItWhen Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort ended her life legally through euthanasia in Belgium earlier this year, the news made international headlines . Now comes a moving account of Vervoot's story from one of the handful of people in the room during those final moments: photographer Lynsey Addario. In a New York...
Newser22 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo Dr. Brandon Crum points to the X-ray of a black lung patient at his office in Pikeville, Ky. A report released Tuesday, Dec. 10 by the Washington-based group Taxpayers for Common Sense says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a trust for sick miners, will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)
Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billionsA report from a national watchdog group says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers billions of dollars
The Associated Press1 day ago
Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctorsFederal prosecutors say a Massachusetts lab has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it paid doctors in Texas in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott in California announced the settlement with Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation Monday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Light shines on the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costsThe White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, children are silhouetted by the setting sun as they ride a swing ride during the Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, Idaho. New results published Monday, Dec. 9, 2019,  in JAMA Pediatrics from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.   (Greg Kreller/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study saysNew results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday, Dec. 8 after a "medical emergency'' at Chicago's Midway International Airport, according to authorities. Chicago police said they're conducting a death investigation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Rapper treated for opioids during police search of planeAuthorities say a federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search the private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly awoke incoherent but later died
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in placeThe Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions
The Associated Press2 days ago
West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable insulinA group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin
The Associated Press2 days ago
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre, poses for a photo in a warehouse with CEO Alan Ferguson, right, and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Washington and Sunderland West Valerie Allen, during a General Election campaign visit to Fergusons Transport in Washington, England, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.  Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaignA 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor has taken center stage in the British election campaign
The Associated Press2 days ago
Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years Malaysia has begun a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years
The Associated Press2 days ago
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