UK grants 1st license to make babies using DNA from 3 people

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG , AP Medical Writer

US charges Russian officials, hackers in mass Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers have been charged in a devastating breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the first case of its kind against Russian government officials.


  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors who risked their lives working in Syrian hospitals described horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to protect and save millions of people from an escalating humanitarian crisis.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press