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New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and ...

Ram truck ad using MLK speech draws backlash

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash. The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King's speech, which urges people to be "great" by serving the greater good rather ...

Reaction to Trump’s immigration offer casts doubt on a deal

By ALAN FRAM and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's State of the Union offer of a "down-the-middle compromise" on immigration did nothing to move Republicans and Democrats closer to a deal, as Democrats accused the president of lacing his speech with ...

FBI in public fight with Trump over releasing Russia memo

By CHAD DAY, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably public clash of wills with the White House, the FBI declared Wednesday it has "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia election investigation that President Donald ...

Trump infrastructure plan seeks to shift burden to states

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President Donald Trump called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address, he didn't pledge that the federal government actually would provide that much money for roads, bridges, rail and ...

Rose McGowan to Harvey Weinstein: There was no consent

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rose McGowan says it's time for Harvey Weinstein to drop his story about a "consensual" relationship. "He can fall off the planet," the activist said during an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. "My statement is truth. My ...

Michigan police department to apologize regarding Nassar

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an abnormal ...

In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such ...

Bruno Mars crashes rap’s big party at the Grammys

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music's showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party. The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all six awards he was nominated for on Sunday night, including the ...

GOP senators call on Trump to show restraint in Russia probe

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russia in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special ...