AP FACT CHECK: Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of reports shared on social media— scientists say the levels of radiation are so low that it poses no risk to public health.

  • Written by PATRICK MAIRS, Associated Press

Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer

Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast

HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — A military vessel and a helicopter gunship attacked a boat packed with Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen overnight Friday, killing at least 42 people, according to a U.N. agency, Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack.


  • Written by ABDEL-KARIM AL-AYYASHI and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there was lingerie model Anna Chapman and her band of "Illegals" — Russian spies who assumed false identities and lived as deep-cover agents in middle-class America.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

WH promises not to repeat claim that UK spied on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has promised that it won't repeat its claim that U.K. spies snooped on President Donald Trump, the British government said Friday.