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The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):...

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue....

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions
BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed....





City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill's manufacturer accountable for damages....

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction....

Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report....

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors....

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft....

AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are not clamoring for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders suggests they are, in proposing a plan that would have the government foot most medical bills....

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....