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AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?...

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local):...





Michigan official faces key hearing in Flint water case
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease....

Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff....

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe....

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure....

Lawsuit challenges law that only doctors perform abortions
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians....

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity....

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday....