Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Obama: World leaders must heed people's economic fears

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attention to people's very real fears of economic dislocation and inequality in the midst of globalization.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Energy and technology stocks gain, sending US indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as the price of oil soars, sending energy companies higher. Big technology stocks, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally, turned sharply higher. Microsoft, Facebook and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all posted solid gains.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

In eastern Mosul, civilians clamor for food, cigarettes

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Explosions and gunfire rattled parts of eastern Mosul and Islamic State militants fired mortars from apartment windows Tuesday as Iraqi special forces waged fierce urban combat in the country's second-largest city.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press MSTYSLAV CHERNOV, Associated Press

Rights group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A global human rights umbrella organization is urging Africa, Europe and the United Nations to send a civilian protection force to Burundi to prevent a possible civil war and genocide.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press