Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.


  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up.

  • Written by BY SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer