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New gene therapies promise a cure for sickle cell disease but experts say they are out of reach in places that need them the most. Vast inequities cut much of the world off from gene therapy in … more
A federal grand jury in Montana has indicted two men accused of killing about 3,600 birds, including bald eagles and golden eagles to sell on the black market. The indictment returned in U.S. … more
The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits fell last week as the labor market continues to thrive amid high interest rates and still-elevated inflation. Applications for unemployment … more
Americans picked up their spending from October to November as the unofficial holiday season kicked off, underscoring that shoppers still have power to keep buying. Retail sales rose 0.3%,  in … more
One U.S. Marine has died and 14 others were taken to hospitals after an amphibious combat vehicle they were in rolled over during a training at a California base. The Marine Corps says the rollover … more
A woman has been sentenced to at least 70 years in prison for causing the deaths of two bicyclists taking part in a charity ride last year in western Michigan. A judge in Ionia County stacked two … more
A new survey shows 1 in 5 Americans used CBD in the past year. This is despite a lack of research on the benefits and risks of CBD and other compounds that come from hemp. The survey was done by NORC … more
Two of Russia’s top swimmers who could be eligible for the next year’s Olympics have been drug tested by their country’s anti-doping agency only twice apiece in 2023. It's part of a larger … more
At least 15 people who registered for Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the COP28 climate conference in Dubai appear to be undeclared employees of the Saudi state oil company, according to research by … more
The year's best meteor shower, the Geminids, peaks this week. Skygazers may see as many as one or even two a minute in locations with dark skies. The meteors will reach their frenzy Thursday. But … more
Mauna Kea is a 14,000-foot shield volcano in Hawaii’s Big Island. The mountain, especially its summit, is sacred to Native Hawaiians as it contains ceremonial platforms, ancestral burial sites and … more
Tesla is recalling more than 2 million vehicles across its model lineup to fix a defective system that’s supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when they use Autopilot. Documents posted by … more
Many sentiments are universal. Many words are not. As 2023 ends, The Associated Press reached out to colleagues around the world for terms that emerged this year and seized or crystalized the popular … more
A Chicago man who spent 35 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit has been freed after a judge vacated his conviction. Brian Beals told The Associated Press after his release Tuesday that … more
A federal complaint filed by the FBI says a Russian man who flew on a plane from Denmark to Los Angeles without a passport or ticket told authorities he didn't remember how he got through security. … more
The Texas Supreme Court's rejection of a mother of two's request for an exception under the state's restrictive abortion ban has laid bare the high threshold women in many states must meet to get the … more
This Rudolph won't be leading his pals Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet and Cupid through the Christmas Eve sky. But maybe he'll lead them back out to sea someday. For now the seven Kemp's … more
Police have released video from an arrest in North Carolina last month showing that before an officer repeatedly punched a Black woman while others held her down, the woman struck an officer in the … more
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon, asteroids and brand new rockets topped the world’s space news in 2023. Elon Musk’s monster rocket made it to space on the second test flight before … more
A judge sentenced a South Florida dentist to life in prison for the 2014 shooting death of his former brother-in-law, a prominent professor at Florida State University, following a bitter custody … more
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