GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict — not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who've called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. Far from surrendering, Moore's camp challenged the credibility of one of the accusers.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Mugabe is urged to step down peacefully as talks continue


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was meeting with a South African delegation at the state house Thursday as negotiations pushed for a resolution to the political turmoil and the likely end to his decades-long rule.

  • Written by By FARAI MUTSAKA , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.