FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Banks focus more on new accounts _ and the fees they bring

NEW YORK (AP) — When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, it won't be just his bank under fire for turning friendly branches into high-pressure sales centers. It'll be the entire industry.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

Prosecutor: Gov. Christie was told about plan to close lanes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal prosecutor told jurors on Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge as part of a political vendetta while the shutdown was happening, a claim Christie has contested for years.

  • Written by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to Islamic terrorists, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps the Islamic State group and other militants recruit new fighters. Trump is insisting the U.S. should "use whatever lawful methods are available" to get information from the Afghan immigrant arrested in this weekend's bombings.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Officials declare Miami area clear of Zika, credit spraying

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities declared a victory Monday in stemming further infections of Zika in Miami's Wynwood arts district, but continued to caution pregnant women about traveling to the city and surrounding areas out of concerns for catching the virus.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press