US joins with South Korea, Japan in bid to deter North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States pledged Thursday to deepen cooperation with allies South Korea and Japan on deterring the North Korean nuclear threat, working to ramp up pressure following worrying provocations. Leaders of the three countries urged the world community to vigilantly enforce new U.N. sanctions.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships

CHICAGO (AP) — Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sold assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Written by ALEJANDRA CANCINO, For The Associated Press

Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It's a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

No charges for 2 Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November fatal shooting of a black man will not face charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press