By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official
By The Associated Press
TOO BIG TO JAIL? When the Justice Department said last week that British bank HSBC would pay a record $1.9 billion to settle allegations that it laundered money for Iran, Libya and Mexican drug cartels, prosecutors hailed it as a victory. Critics say the government should
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $762 million to resolve federal litigation accusing the drugmaker of marketing the anemia treatment Aranesp for unapproved uses.
The Thousand Oaks, Calif., company pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally introducing a misbranded drug into
By BERNARD McGHEEAssociated Press
Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." Some of the notables who died in 2012 created images in our minds that remained unchanged over decades.
Sadly, for others an
By By JOHN HANNAAssociated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot, and was later killed after an armed standoff, authorities said Monday.
By Kate Stanhope,
Donnie Andrews, the former Baltimore drug world hitman who partly inspired the character of Omar Little on The Wire, has died from heart complications, The Baltimore Sun reports. He was 58.
Andrews grew up in an abusive household and witnessed a brutal murder at a young age. In
By By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities said an east Alabama police officer shot and seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a homicide suspect was improving Sunday as investigators tried to verify the identities of three people whose slayings sparked a two
By By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas put up $3 billion in taxpayer money and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state officials came faster than medical discoveries.
By By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates argue the president said the same thing about medical marijuana - and yet U.S