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  • Rodents winning New York rat race, but humans fight back

    NEW YORK — Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark. Sticky traps scattered around the tidy, fifth-floor walkup yield as many as three rats a night, what she believes is just a fraction of the invading...

  • Rep. Pete Sessions drops bid for House majority leader

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas says he's dropping his bid for House majority leader. Sessions was one of a handful of candidates in the running for the post being left by Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who lost a primary election earlier this week. “After thoughtful...

  • Bowe Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

    A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday.

  • Official: FBI asked to investigate Veterans Affairs health care

    The Justice Department has formally asked the FBI to review materials provided by the Veterans Affairs inspector general, a U.S. law enforcement official said Wednesday.

  • House votes to ensure speedier care for veterans

    United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

  • Audit: More than 57,000 awaiting initial Veterans Affairs visits

    The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.

  • Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

    Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

  • Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle

    The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government's most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozying up to the industry...

  • Arkansas state Senate race focuses on Medicaid expansion

    State Rep. John Burris was among the most vocal opponents of the federal health care overhaul among the Republicans in the state House. Now running for a north Arkansas state Senate seat, however, he finds himself being portrayed as a cheerleader for the law he derides as "Obamacare."

  • Doctor shopping for drugs declines in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — State data show fewer people are shopping for doctors in Virginia to illegitimately obtain prescription drugs.

  • Rare Ohio 'mono mono' twins home for Father's Day

    A set of rare "mono mono" twins photographed holding hands moments after they were born are home in time for Father's Day.



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