12-17-2017  6:59 pm      •     
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The FDA pulled silicone implants off the market in 1992, saying manufacturers had not provided medical data showing their safety and effectiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials say the latest data on silicone breast implants show they are relatively safe, despite frequent complications that lead about one in five women to have the implants removed within ten years.


Unemployment is rising again and employers pulled back on hiring in May and economic growth slowed to 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve acknowledged that the economy is growing more slowly than it expected. But it plans to complete its $600 billion Treasury bond buying program by the end of the month.


The destroyed Ozark Center included not just the autism school but residential and outpatient psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment units, collectively serving more than 13,000 patients

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Families whose children get some of the best autism services available are scrambling for help after a prominent treatment facility was destroyed in the tornado that ravaged the city of Joplin last month.


Little is known about the black men and women who served as Union intelligence officers, other than the fact that some were former slaves or servants who escaped from their masters

Experts hope the war's 150th anniversary will include remembrance of these officers, some of whom are included in exhibits at the African American Civil War Museum opening on July 16-18


Scientists in Oregon recently announced an experimental vaccine that helped monkeys with a form of HIV control their infections for more than a year

The past three weeks have seen a flurry of activity around new and exciting potential HIV-vaccine concepts.


His autobiography, which was published in 1845, was a best-seller that helped fuel the abolitionist movement

EASTON, Md. (AP) -- Abolitionist Frederick Douglass is finally getting a homecoming celebration in his native Maryland county with a statue honoring him, after years of work by local residents to recognize him in a prominent place


A key issue is a proposed down payment requirement on mortgages

Now, as regulators hammer out specific implementation of the bill, consumer and civil rights advocates are again fighting for the hopes of many low and moderate income families to fulfill their own American Dream of homeownership.


Financial planners typically say retirees will need replacement income of 70-80 percent to continue living as well as they did prior to exiting the workforce

NEW ORLEANS—Is retirement a boom or bust proposition for African American baby boomers?


A motion to strike the reference to a path to legal status was narrowly defeated by a vote of 766 to 723, according to the SBC's Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention approved a new resolution at its meeting in Arizona this week advocating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants, in a move that policy leader Richard Land described as "a really classic illustration of gospel love and gospel witness."


Suicide rates for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are rising at rates rivaling Vietnam

According to the Congressional Quarterly Weekly, more U.S. servicemen committed suicide than were killed in combat last year in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Some 468 servicemen took their own lives and 462 were killed in action.


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