“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said in the agency’s press release... MORE
Singer Janelle Monáe’s cousin killed in Kansas City drive-by shooting
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CHICAGO (AP) -- NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children.
Her family said Nykea Aldridge, 32, had recently relocated to the area on the city's South Side. Chicago police said she was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm. She wasn't the intended target, police said.
Family members are caring for the baby, who wasn't hurt. Police said Friday evening that they were questioning witnesses in the shooting but had no suspects in custody...MORE
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA MAKES HISTORIC TRIP TO LAOS
The U.S. president is on a mission to heal war wounds and reinvigorate relations with a country with rising strategic importance to the U.S.
2. PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT REGRETS PROFANE REMARK
Rodrigo Duterte shows some contrition for his "son of a bitch" comment while referring to Obama, which led the U.S. president to postpone a meeting with him at an Asian regional summit.
3. CANDIDATES TO WOO VOTERS IN THE SOUTH
With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
4. IN RECOVERY, MANY POOR SCHOOLS LEFT BEHIND
In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, school districts serving poor communities generally have been hit harder than more affluent districts, an AP analysis finds.
5. A SIGN BLACK LIVES MATTER IS GROWING
A San Francisco-based charity has been acting as a financial arm of the protest-borne movement, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations, the AP learns... MORE
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