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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2001 file photo, a crop dusting plane from Blair Air Service dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, Calif. California regulators have announced a new rule that bans farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation announced the new rule Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The department says the new regulation is among the strictest pesticide in the U.S. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)
November 07, 2017 - 8:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S. Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a...
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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2017 file photo, shows a KFC menu with calorie counts in New York. The Trump administration is moving ahead with a law from the Obama years that will require calorie counts to appear on foods served at restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide. The FDA posted recommendations Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 to help businesses comply with the law. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 07, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year. Despite years of opposition by some food sellers, the Food and Drug Administration is...
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IRS Form 1040, Schedule A, Medical and Dental Expense forms shown, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Several million households unlucky enough to face high medical bills not covered by insurance would lose a valuable deduction under the GOP tax bill. ( Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 07, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer. Several million people unlucky enough to face big...
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This Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 photo shows tablets of ibuprofen in New York. A study released on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 found that over-the-counter pills worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain for emergency room patients with broken bones and sprains. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
November 07, 2017 - 11:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin...
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Indian presidential staff members walk surrounded by smog at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels prompting local officials to ask that school shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 07, 2017 - 5:47 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze enveloped India's capital on Tuesday as air pollution hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled for later in November be called off. The readings of the government's air quality index hovered...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:00 am
Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum...
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FBI agents search for evidence on a road near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and wounding others. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump called the Texas church shootings gunman "deranged," the New York bike path attacker "a very sick and deranged person," and the Las Vegas massacre shooter "a sick, demented man." It's a common reaction to mass violence — who in their right mind would commit...
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November 06, 2017 - 11:16 am
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A third person has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make and distribute anabolic steroids and fake drugs to treat infertility, acne and erectile dysfunction. They were marketed online under the brand name "Future Pharma." United States Postal Inspectors found fake ingredients...
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Delegates make pictures in front of a photo of an island at the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 06, 2017 - 11:14 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Fiji's prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators "we must not fail our people," as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord on combating climate change, which is already affecting his...
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Cars and trucks queue on the highway A5 in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 06, 2017 - 10:27 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on global climate change talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington will continue to take part in talks about implementing the Paris climate accord, despite President Donald Trump's threat to pull out of the pact. Trump...
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