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Historic low fertility rate spurs fear of national emergency

The United States is in the midst of what some worry is a baby crisis. The number of women giving birth has been declining for years and just hit a historic low. If the trend continues, the country could face economic and cultural turmoil.

Apple’s iPhone turns 10 today

Apple Inc’s iPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.

Vatican treasurer denies Australian sex assault charges

Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican’s financial czar on Thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.

 
Trump’s revised travel ban takes effect, less chaos expected

A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

Heller doubtful of quick compromise on Senate health care bill

A central figure in the Senate effort to repeal and replace Obamacare — Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada — said Wednesday that he does not see a compromise on that legislation that could muster a GOP consensus by week’s end.

Study says Senate bill would halve federal Medicaid funding to Nevada

Health care legislation before the U.S. Senate could cost Nevada half its federal Medicaid funding and leave one-quarter of the state’s adult residents under 65 without health insurance, according to a new analysis.

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