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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

| | Dec 8 2016 - 5:31pm | Comments

NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

  1. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They’d pay more.

  2. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    There are no statues of Fidel Castro in Cuba. No school, street, government building or city bears his name. And while his likeness stares back from billboards and official portraits, it is absent from pesos and postage stamps.

  3. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    JOHANNESBURG — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.

  4. Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

  5. | Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    HOUSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation’s busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who’s intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court’s current guidance.

  6. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.

  7. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada would like the world to know that he was rather fond of Fidel Castro. Or at least, that is the message that many people took from his unusually warm statement on the death of the Cuban dictator, whom he hailed on Saturday as “a remarkable leader.”

  8. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

  9. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

  10. | Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    A steady rain drizzled over Hilo’s Home Depot early Friday, but that didn’t seem to deter Isaac and Shawn Kelii.

  11. | Posted: Nov 25 2016 - 10:41am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. And that’s raising concerns by pipeline opponents that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

  12. | Posted: Nov 25 2016 - 10:41am

    Florence Henderson, who began her career as an ingénue soprano in stage musicals in the 1950s but made a more lasting impression on television, as the perky 1970s sitcom mom on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 82.

  13. | Posted: Nov 25 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The military parade for Donald Trump has come early. Two months before Inauguration Day festivities, an extraordinary number of recently retired generals, including some who clashed with President Barack Obama’s administration, are marching to the president-elect’s doorstep for job interviews.

  14. | Posted: Nov 24 2016 - 12:37pm

    Now that Election Tuesday is over, retailers are counting on Americans turning their attention to Black Friday.

  15. | Posted: Nov 24 2016 - 12:37pm

    TOKYO — Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.