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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Supreme Court won't take case prompted by Flint water crisisThe Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This March 15, 2019 file photo shows a view of the Supreme Court in Washington. The court on Tuesday denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the Democratic-led House of Representatives to decide quickly on a lower-court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest. Defenders of the Affordable Care Act argued that litigation should not drag on for months or years in lower courts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suitThe Supreme Court is refusing to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows generic acetaminophen capsules in Santa Ana, Calif.  A fight is coming to California over whether to list acetaminophen,  one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles for things like alcohol and coffee. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogenCalifornia is considering whether to label one of the United States' most common drugs a carcinogen
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UPDATED to reflect new numbers; map shows coronavirus outbreak cases in Asia; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseasFace masks are selling out and officials at airports and train stations are checking passengers for fevers as China seeks to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush
The Associated Press15 hours ago
The U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. A major doctors’ organization is calling for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs, and improve the basic well-being of Americans.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for allA major doctors’ organization is calling for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plansConsumers who bought a short-term health insurance plan thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cases of New China Virus SurgeHundreds of millions of people in China are preparing to travel for Lunar New Year—and authorities are worried that an emerging virus could hitch a ride with them. Authorities in China have reported 139 new cases of the coronavirus, with a case reported in Beijing for the first time,...
Newser1 day ago
Women wearing face masks take part in a protest against air pollution, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Dozens of people, some wearing face masks, gathered for a protest because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the past weeks in the Bosnian capital after measurements in the past weeks have shown that levels of damaging airborne particles have exceeded European Union's safety norms by several times.(AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in SarajevoDozens of people have gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the Bosnian capital in the past few weeks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Men from Morocco and Bangladesh react on an overcrowded wooden boat, as aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms approach them in the Mediterranean Sea, international waters, off the Libyan coast, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aidThe European Union has adopted a budget worth 900 million euros ($998 million) to help countries affected by humanitarian crises
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tourists ride in tuk-tuks wearing face masks to protect from the poor air quality in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Thick haze blanketed the Thai capital on Monday sending air pollution levels soaring to 89 micrograms per cubic meter of PM2.5 particles in some areas, according to the Pollution Control Department. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a weekUnhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem
The Associated Press1 day ago
Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirusChinese government experts have confirmed human-to-human transmission in an outbreak of a new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
98.6 Isn't Our Normal Temperature Any MoreCarl Reinhold August Wunderlich may not be a household name, but everyone knows the figure associated with him: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which he determined in the mid-1800s to be the average human body temperature. A slew of studies has since threatened to upend Wunderlick's work, with research suggesting that...
Newser2 days ago
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