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Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:10
Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at several large hospitals finds....
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Heart-shaped diamond sells for $13M, under auction estimate

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:10
GENEVA (AP) -- A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to be auctioned off has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.)...
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US: Immigrant arrests soar under Trump, fewer deported

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Arrests of immigrants suspected to be in the U.S. illegally soared in the early months of the Trump administration, in part because of a surge in the detention of immigrants who have no criminal convictions, officials announced Wednesday....
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Around round of premium hikes brewing: blame Trump or Obama?

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance - but why, and who's to blame?...
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Newly freed Chelsea Manning: 'I'm figuring things out'

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, said Wednesday that she's excited about what lies ahead, just hours after she walked free after serving seven years behind bars....
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US extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration said Wednesday it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran, keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. But the U.S. also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn't letting Tehran off the hook....
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Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds....
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MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street gang MS-13....
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Bee industry buzzing: Stolen hives recovered in California

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a man accused of stealing thousands of hives worth nearly $1 million from California's almond orchards in one of the biggest such thefts on record....
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Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:10
BOSTON (AP) -- Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football....
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Puerto Rico militant freed from custody after 36 years

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:10
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera was freed from house arrest Wednesday after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr for his supporters but had outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings....
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Wallenda wife to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:10
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls....
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Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:10
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for a state visit....
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NC senator collapses during race, taken away in ambulance

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and was taken away by ambulance....
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Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was released from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence....
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Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

Wed, 2017-05-17 06:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some lawmakers are accusing President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice after revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote a private account of the president asking him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn....
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Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Wed, 2017-05-17 06:10
CHICAGO (AP) -- Two people died and dozens were injured when tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes....
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AP Exclusive: The last days of the Ringling Bros. circus

Wed, 2017-05-17 06:10
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. A woman gives birth and three months later is back performing on the high wire. A handler of big cats weeps as the beasts lope out of the ring for the last time....
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Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election

Wed, 2017-05-17 03:10
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's presidential election is seen as a referendum on Hassan Rouhani's outreach to Western nations and the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which lifted crippling international sanctions....
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US, Europe discuss new laptop ban on flights

Wed, 2017-05-17 03:10
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. and European officials will discuss Wednesday plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe....
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