24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) — A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called genius grants.

  • Written by By SARA BURNETT , Associated Press

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some women's health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick.

  • Written by By TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America's homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer