'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight

CHICAGO (AP) — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility.

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  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer

Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump formally endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that Moore's vote is needed in Congress.

  • Written by By NANCY BENAC , Associated Press

Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis.

  • Written by By NARIMAN EL-MOFTY , Associated Press

Liz Weston: Would a bank payday loan be any safer?

A "safer" payday loan sounds like an oxymoron. Critics have branded these notoriously high-cost loans as debt traps that cause borrowers to go ever deeper in the hole.

  • Written by By LIZ WESTON , NerdWallet