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  • Superagers’ brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or […]
  • Oversight committee wants to look at Pruitt’s travel records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA administrator over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, […]
  • Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, is the first glimpse of Walmart Inc.’s broader efforts to redesign its site with a focus on fashion and home furnishing. The overhauled website […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: In 1630, […]
  • ‘Fortune Teller’ anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The celebrated painting “The Fortune Teller” by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master’s world. The exposition “Caravaggio. A Work, a Legacy” centers on the emblematic painting (1593-1595), which shows a fortune teller […]
  • The Latest: House seeks records of EPA chief’s travel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional request for travel records of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy is seeking an accounting of all flights […]
  • Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records. […]
  • Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserve

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental inspectors said Wednesday they found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City. It’s apparently the first time that a wave of avocado planting has had a significant, direct effect on the heart of the Monarch area, a protected […]
  • Moody’s upgrades Greek credit rating by 2 notches to B3

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody’s ratings agency upgraded Greece’s credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. Despite the upgrade, which follows similar moves by ratings agencies Fitch and Standard and Poor’s, Greece’s […]
  • It’s OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said Wednesday. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn’t working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then. […]