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This photo taken Wednesday, May 13, 2015, shows the infusion set of Weston Murphy, 5, background, who has Type 1 diabetes, on the dining table at his home in Plainfield, Ill. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin, a blood sugar-regulating hormone that helps the body convert sugar in food into energy. Treatment is lifetime replacement insulin, usually via injections or a small pump. In Type 2, the body can't make proper use of insulin. It can sometimes be treated with a healthy diet and exercise. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

Friday, July 3, 2015

CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Ill., is helping researchers determine if the strategy works for Type 1 diabetes, the kind that is usually diagnosed … 0

America redefining identity for 21st century

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century. It’s moving with now remarkable speed to cast aside some of the traditions and mores that dominated American life for centuries. The Confederate flag is coming down, 150 years after the end of the Civil War and … 0

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can’t find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one. Yet in … 0

Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

Friday, July 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his “yes” vote rivals made their final pitches at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides … 0

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

Friday, July 3, 2015

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport … 0

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

Friday, July 3, 2015

BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement, released late Thursday, said the six busts were found … 0

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

Friday, July 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump’s comments while others have … 0

Clinton warns GOP will repeal Obamacare

Friday, July 3, 2015

HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton warned New Hampshire voters Friday that if the country elects a Republican president, the next administration would repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and undermine policies helping large numbers of Americans. The Democratic presidential front-runner presented herself as a candidate of … 0

Nation and World Briefs

Friday, July 3, 2015

Officials lift evacuation after Tenn. train derailment MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents were returning home Friday after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. An evacuation order … 0

Out of the ordinary

Friday, July 3, 2015

Calif. couple married 75 years dies in each other’s arms SAN DIEGO — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to … 0

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf oil spill

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company … 0

Jim Webb becomes fourth challenger to Clinton in Democratic field

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb became the fifth Democrat to enter the 2016 presidential contest, acknowledging in his announcement Thursday that he would be a long shot against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “I … 0

Greeks warned that rejecting bailout terms won’t elicit better offer

Thursday, July 2, 2015

International lenders owed $270 billion from Greece for five years of bailouts warned Thursday that a “no” vote in a referendum on their final offer for another extension won’t elicit an easing of its austerity terms. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the Eurogroup that coordinates monetary policy for the … 0