Lobbyists descend on Minneapolis to fight menthol restriction

Tobacco companies and retailers are pushing back against Minneapolis leaders’ move to restrict the sales of menthol cigarettes in the city, like they did with flavored cigars.

Tobacco companies and retailers are pushing back against Minneapolis leaders' move to restrict the sales of menthol cigarettes in the city.

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, looks on during a Phoenix Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump — so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy.

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

New Hampshire's only veterans hospital, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, has appointed two more interim leaders.

Online network takes aim at NYC pet-sitting law

A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a New York City law that makes unlicensed paid pet-sitting illegal.

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health.

Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach.

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control

A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, but it's an uphill climb

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

The Latest: Health care bill set for vote faces uphill climb

The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times local):

Judge weighs privacy in Utah prescription-drug database case

A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the country's opioid-drug epidemic.

Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.

Suit claims museum tavern removed boy with gluten allergy

A lawsuit claims that Colonial Williamsburg removed a boy from a restaurant and forced him to sit in the rain.

Here's what you need to know about McCain's brain cancer

Sen. John McCain’s staff announced Wednesday that he has a brain tumor called a glioblastoma. The diagnosis was based on a biopsy of the tissue…

Ex-Tulsa Jail officials say inmates routinely denied meds

Two former Oklahoma jail officials allege a physician routinely delayed or denied medications to incoming inmates.

The Latest: Trump calls McCain to wish him well

The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times EDT):

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified.

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

Americans were never too thrilled with "Obamacare" and they definitely disapprove of Republican alternatives in Congress, so what does the public want to do on health care?