House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to prison.

  • Written by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama's policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who control the House and Senate to dismantle eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic policies.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Turkey nightclub suspect in grim selfie video in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state media aired new footage on Tuesday of a man believed to be the gunman who killed 39 people at a nightclub, showing a grim selfie video of the suspect as he circles Istanbul's most famous square.

  • Written by DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press

Trailblazing Hasidic woman judge: 'It's the American dream'

NEW YORK (AP) — In some ways, Rachel Freier has a background that might be expected in a new civil court judge. She is a real estate lawyer who volunteers in family court and in her community, where she even serves as a paramedic.

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press