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  • First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval won’t […]
  • Police: Phone tracking app used to locate woman’s body

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a man used the tracking application on a cellphone to help locate the body of his missing girlfriend. Area media report police were flagged down near a wooded area in southwest Atlanta early Wednesday by a man who said his girlfriend was missing. The man had used a tracking […]
  • Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Trump’s cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president’s pick in a tweet late Tuesday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues. If confirmed by the Senate, […]
  • Girl, Planned Parenthood sticker stay at Catholic school

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic school in Connecticut that told a student she would have to leave school if she kept a Planned Parenthood sticker on her laptop has reversed course. The parents of Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore Kate Murray told the Greenwich Time their daughter will be allowed to stay at the […]
  • How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit

    BERLIN (AP) — How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home. German ministers have discussed considering offering free public transportation to get more people to use environmentally friendly mass transit, but their idea has run into opposition by some German cities and towns, who […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the last few days follows a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 6.94 points, or […]
  • Trump: Gut funding for climate science, boost fossil fuels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels. The White House’s 2019 spending plan seeks to reduce or eliminate climate science programs across an array of federal agencies, from gutting efforts to track greenhouse gas emissions and research […]
  • Apple CEO leaves investors dangling on future dividend hike

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits, but the famously secretive company isn’t giving any clues about how big it might be. CEO Tim Cook had an opportunity to address the issue Tuesday at Apple’s annual meeting, when […]
  • Melinda Gates embraces public role, calls out Trump

    Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re concerned about some of President Donald Trump’s policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE Bill Gates says he’s met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn’t asked Trump to sign “The Giving Pledge,” a movement Gates […]
  • Experts: What states can do to secure their elections

    Newly released “playbooks” from a bipartisan team at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government aims to help state and local elections officials protect against hacking and disinformation. Here are the group’s key findings and recommendations. KEY FINDINGS — Elections officials generally lack the resources to secure their operations, especially in smaller counties. Many can’t even afford […]