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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Martin Shkreli's court appearance Friday (all times local): 1 p.m. The federal government says "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) is on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction. Shkreli appeared in a New York court on Friday for the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 file photo, the foundation of a heavily damaged house stands amid broken trees in the mountains after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rossello said Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa,File)
February 22, 2018 - 4:37 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. The...
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Bill Gurolnick rides his bike near his home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
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...
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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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February 22, 2018 - 12:00 am
Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal...
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 21, 2018 - 11:00 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. The allegations follow a judicial investigation...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
February 21, 2018 - 10:31 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2005 file photo, Amanda Klopfer reacts as she is given a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, a federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using the kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
February 21, 2018 - 5:24 pm
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...
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This undated photo provided by Dynavax on February 2018 shows vials of the Heplisav-B vaccine. It was licensed in the U.S., in November 2017 and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. (Ryan Skinner/Dynavax via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. But...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:22 pm
In a story Feb. 19, The Associated Press, relying on information in an American Psychiatric Association news release, erroneously reported that the American Osteopathic Association was among medical groups that issued a statement after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting calling for action,...
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