6 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Six patients at a sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could go on for days.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

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  • Written by By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer

Justice Dept. won't allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland.

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  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Senate rejects bipartisan push for new US war authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press