Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

(AP) U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory…

Manafort Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In His Fraud Trial

By CHAD DAY, MATTHEW BARAKAT and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.…

Jordanian Immigrant Gets Death For Houston ‘Honor Killings’

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings…

Security Experts, Trump Allies Alarmed By Omarosa Recordings

By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Manigault Newman said Sunday…