- GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.
- Sri Lankan doctors on strike to demand university's closure
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — State hospitals were paralyzed Friday as Sri Lankan doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation.
- Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.
- 'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones — especially red and blue superhero themed digits — has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star.
- Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?
- The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):
- FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.
- People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital.
- Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald
PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.
- Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.