'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

NEW YORK (AP) — The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show.

  • Written by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

As Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs, details are hazy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers whose positions were bound for Mexico. But the scant details that have emerged so far raise doubts about the extent of the victory.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press; BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Police: Suspect in Tacoma officer's death shot and killed

SEATTLE (AP) — A deputy who "had a clear shot" fired once at the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer, killing the man who had used two children as human shields inside a home during a lengthy standoff, authorities said.

  • Written by LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

Recovery begins as rains help put out Tennessee wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern Tennessee, local officials turned to cleanup and recovery efforts even as they battled their own personal crises.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Protesters: Police shooting may be legal, but isn't right

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision to clear a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man left some African-American community leaders saying while the shooting may have been legal, it wasn't right.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press; TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press