2 US troops dead after Afghan raid that killed 26 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A joint raid by U.S. and Afghan forces targeting senior Taliban commanders killed two American service members and 26 Afghan civilians on Thursday, authorities said, rare combat deaths for Western forces who handed over the task of securing Afghanistan to local troops some two years ago.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press AMIR SHAH, Associated Press

Suspect in officer deaths has history of racial provocations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers Wednesday in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol cars, authorities said.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks

Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially when used together.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Pipeline company could face fines; protesters pepper-sprayed

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline's developer.