A look at high-profile police-related deaths of US blacks

 

A former Wisconsin police officer was acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man whose death sparked riots in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Milwaukee.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press