First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Homeland Security will waive laws to build US border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive environmental reviews and other laws to replace a stretch of border wall in San Diego, moving to make good on one of the president's signature campaign pledges.

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn't call Trump to praise speech

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts denied Wednesday that the head of the youth organization called President Donald Trump to praise his recent, politically aggressive speech to its national jamboree.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY , Associated Press

Trump backs GOP plan to push legal immigration changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create an system based more on merit and skills than family ties.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions.

  • Written by By VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press