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Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

Nov. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The donation to the University of...

White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices

Nov. 5, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the White...

Anger grows as utility struggles to get its blackouts right

Oct. 31, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Pacific Gas & Electric deliberately shut off power to homes and businesses to prevent wildfires, it has failed to communicate with California officials, given conflicting accounts about when the lights would go out and advised people to get information "the old-fashioned way,...

Fires spare Reagan library but menace homes near Los Angeles

Oct. 30, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer zone...

Mooney and healthy teammates have Brey, Irish encouraged

Oct. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As long as John Mooney keeps putting up double-doubles and his teammates stay healthy, coach Mike Brey feels pretty good about Notre Dame's chances this season. "Johnny carries a lot of clout in our league when you hear the other coaches," Brey said as he prepares for his 20th...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after mixed earnings

Oct. 23, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc allow Britain to delay its departure. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all declined. U.S. shares retreated, led by a tech...

Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug

Oct. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia. The announcement was a surprise because the drug company earlier this year stopped two studies of the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

Oct. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after a day of wobbling back and forth as investors looked over some mixed news on corporate earnings. Health care and energy companies did well Tuesday, but losses in...

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

Oct. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from playing...

Trump cites his support for Medicare, slams Medicare for All

Oct. 3, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he signed a directive to expand the program’s private insurance options. Trump skipped past...