Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the hepatitis C she contracted after years of intravenous drug use, she wouldn't be alive to convince others to get checked out.

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  • Written by By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press

California building explosion investigated as intentional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

As Gaza death toll rises, Israeli tactics face scrutiny


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's high-tech military is coming under scathing international criticism for its use of live fire that killed scores of Palestinian protesters across a border — even if the protesting Gazans were burning tires, launching fiery kites into Israeli farms and in some cases trying to rip apart a border fence.


  • Written by By JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

EPA's Pruitt faces senators' question on spending, security


WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questioning Wednesday from senators about ethics investigations involving his travel spending, security precautions and large raises for young aides.


  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russia probe with father

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. struck an unapologetic tone during hours of congressional questioning last year, saying he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election or that the get-together might have been part of a Russian government effort to aid his father, according to transcripts released Wednesday.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press