Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.


  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his financial activities as a member of Congress.

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

All 6 dead in helicopter crash in central Italy

CAMPO FELICE, Italy (AP) — A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche, officials said. 


Flint, Michigan, water has fallen below federal lead limit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.


  • Written by DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

S. Carolina lawmaker resigns; faces domestic violence charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody resigned on Tuesday rather than be expelled from the Statehouse after a grand jury indicted him on a felony aggravated domestic violence charge that could put him in prison for up to 20 years.

  • Written by SEANNA ADCOX , Associated Press