Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.


  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Church used unemployment scam to boost funds, ex-members say

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week.

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  • Written by MITCH WEISS and HOLBROOK MOHR , Associated Press

Republican states also among losers in health bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this week.


  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

EPA clarifies earlier FEMA statement on Texas toxic sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday it has recovered 517 containers filled with unidentified, potentially hazardous material found floating in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey receded.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press