UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar state after 65,000 flee

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The U.N. human rights envoy for Myanmar has arrived in tense Rakhine state, where a military operation against Muslim insurgents has driven an estimated 65,000 people to flee into Bangladesh in the past three months.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Carson defends his qualifications to be housing chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials to serve as the nation's new housing secretary Thursday, turning to his life story to show that he understands the needs of the country's most vulnerable.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Trump's HHS pick will sell off stock to avoid conflicts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released Thursday.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press