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Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease. Preliminary results released Thursday suggest that two men...
Feb. 7, 2019

US mortgage rates fall to 10-month low; 30-year 4.41 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to a 10-month low, spurring on potential homebuyers for the upcoming season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: Pelosi names House panel on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional Democrats and proposals to address climate change (all times local): 11 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped eight Democrats to serve on...
Feb. 7, 2019

Ukrainian lawmakers bar Russians from observing election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has barred Russian citizens from serving as election monitors during an upcoming presidential election. The Supreme Rada voted to exclude Russians from international observers'...
Feb. 7, 2019

In soccer-mad Argentina, women fight sexism and inequality

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no...
Feb. 7, 2019

Venezuelans urge Maduro to accept humanitarian aid

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan man whose wife has advanced breast cancer is urging President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid. Luis Escobar made his plea at the border...
Feb. 7, 2019

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above...
Feb. 7, 2019

Woman found dead in suitcase identified as NY resident

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A woman found dead and bound in a suitcase in a wooded area of Connecticut was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old New York resident who was...
Feb. 7, 2019

Turkish building fall puts spotlight on illegal construction

ISTANBUL (AP) — As emergency teams worked around the clock in search of any more survivors trapped in the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul, its collapse put...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: May vows to deliver Brexit on time

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that she will deliver Britain's departure from the EU on time...
Feb. 7, 2019

Dad of accused killer, kidnapper asks for prayers for victim

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The father of the man accused of holding a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl captive for nearly three months after killing her parents is asking people to pray...
Feb. 7, 2019

US ambassador says Cameroon relations good despite aid cut

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The United States ambassador to Cameroon said Thursday that despite the announcement that the U.S. has cut military aid to Cameroon, relations between the two countries...
Feb. 7, 2019

'The Shell Seekers' author Rosamunde Pilcher dies at 94

LONDON (AP) — British writer Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died at the age of 94. Pilcher's literary agency,...
Feb. 7, 2019

School shooting's criminal, civil cases slowly creep forward

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre resulted in criminal and civil court cases and the creation of a state investigative panel examining the shooting's...
Feb. 7, 2019

Opera, orchestra team up to tell story of deadly 1913 flood

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An opera company and an orchestra are teaming up to tell the story of the 1913 Great Flood, one of the country's worst weather disasters. The...
Feb. 7, 2019

Ex-hostages say suspect in Belgian deaths was their jailer

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two journalists who were held hostage in Syria say one of their jailers was a man now on trial for the shooting deaths of four people at...
Feb. 7, 2019

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America's gun politics

Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun...
Feb. 7, 2019

Alabama seeks to let Thursday execution proceed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it proceed with the execution of an inmate who won a stay on religious grounds. The Alabama...
Feb. 7, 2019

British PM Theresa May vows to deliver Brexit and do it on time following talks at EU headquarters

BRUSSELS (AP) — British PM Theresa May vows to deliver Brexit and do it on time following talks at EU headquarters.
Feb. 7, 2019

'I will never let you down,' Trump tells prayer breakfast

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told attendees at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday that he stands behind them, even as speakers bemoaned the level of division in...
Feb. 7, 2019

Mystery of Florida's beached cross may be solved

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The mystery of a barnacle-covered wooden cross that washed ashore along a South Florida beach may have been solved. The Miami Herald reports that a...
Feb. 7, 2019

Judge sides with Christian group in religious freedom case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge says the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a...
Feb. 7, 2019

Russians take to social media to celebrate the cold spell

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of Russia's Urals and Siberia, where temperatures recently plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (Celsius) have taken to social media to celebrate the cold. Temperatures in...
Feb. 7, 2019

Jury begins 4th day of deliberations at El Chapo trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is still contemplating the case. The panel entered its fourth day of...
Feb. 7, 2019

US stock indexes drop as economic, earnings worries rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes sank in early trading Thursday, following European markets and the price of crude oil lower as pessimism built about the strength of the...
Feb. 7, 2019

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