Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study

An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.

  • Written by Marilynn Marchione , AP Chief Medical Writer

Partisan discord tainting probes of Russia, Trump, election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN and EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs? 

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Trump's budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy, foreign aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programs to help pay for increased military spending. 

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press