By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Arizona voters have seen Richard Carmona in combat fatigues, in a surgeon's mask and gown, wielding a pistol as a SWAT team member and most recently dangling from a helicopter during a medical rescue.
They've also seen him described as
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A masked man carrying a gun and a machete entered a parked car and opened fire on five young adults inside, killing the driver and a passenger and wounding the others, then pushed aside the driver's body and drove off with four of the victims inside, authorities said, in a
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.
The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday.
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Rosalia Silva came to New York from Mexico with the promise of a good job, her small child in tow. Instead, she was forced into prostitution, trapped in a life of abuse and misery, and she saw no way out. Deeply depressed, she tried to hurt
By AMIR SHAH and DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Nobody wants a repeat of the bloody ethnic fighting that followed the Soviet exit from Afghanistan in the 1990s - least of all 32-year-old Wahidullah who was crippled by a bullet that pierced his spine during the civil war
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The crime was brutal: a 7-year-old girl choked, raped and forced to smoke drugs before she was left for dead in a fire set by her attacker. Somehow, she survived. Firefighters founder her at dawn, stumbling through the street and
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - The continued exchange of artillery fire between Syria and Turkey raises additional concerns that the conflict may escalate and spread to neighboring countries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday.
Panetta said the U.S. is
By BRUCE SCHREINER and KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patsy Bivins tossed and turned all night after finding out the steroid shot she received to ease her chronic back pain could instead threaten her life.
For now, all the 68-year-old retired waitress can do is hope she
By ALICIA CHANGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Calories. Nutrients. Serving size. How about "produced with genetic engineering?"
California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry such a label.
In a closely watched test of consumers' appetite
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health officials identified the medical clinics across the country that received steroid shots for back pain now linked to the illnesses.
Authorities took the step to help identify