Paris draft: 2-state solution best for Israel, Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a strong message to Israel and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries are expected this weekend to reiterate their opposition to Israeli settlements and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state as "the only way" to ensure peace in the region.


  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

Justice Department to release Chicago police abuse report

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department plans to release a major report Friday on the Chicago Police Department after a yearlong civil rights investigation that is expected to find a pattern and practice of violations over many years.


  • Written by MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN , Associated Press

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar state after 65,000 flee

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The U.N. human rights envoy for Myanmar has arrived in tense Rakhine state, where a military operation against Muslim insurgents has driven an estimated 65,000 people to flee into Bangladesh in the past three months.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press