By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the House and the Justice Department will meet to try to resolve a lawsuit over congressional efforts to get records related to Operation Fast and Furious, a bungled gun-tracking operation in Arizona.
The lawyers told U.S.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Thurston County Sheriff's deputies found two 5-foot alligators at a marijuana grow site where a man was shot on Monday evening. Lieutenant Greg Elwin says deputies responded to the scene in the Scott Lake area south of Olympia when a man called 911 to say
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. more than doubled to their highest price in more than three years Tuesday after the company said its drug pimavanserin reduced psychosis in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Acadia said pimavanserin was more effective than a placebo in
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks slumped on Wall Street Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in talks over the U.S. budget impasse in Washington.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 89.24 points to 12,
By CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - ConAgra Foods is set to become the nation's biggest maker of store-brand foods, with a $5 billion purchase of Ralcorp that expands its stake in the growing market for cereals, crackers and other packaged foods sold under
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Marvin Miller was a labor economist who never played a day of organized baseball. He preferred tennis. Yet he transformed the national pastime as surely as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, television and night games.
Miller, the union boss who won free
WASHINGTON (AP) - The country's largest producer of organic peanut butter will have to prove that its facilities are clean enough to reopen. The Food and Drug Administration suspended the registration of Sunland Inc., Monday, after the New Mexico company's repeated food
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - ConAgra Foods is buying the private-label food maker Ralcorp for about $5 billion, which will make it North America's biggest manufacturer of cereals, crackers and other packaged foods sold under store brands.
The deal caps a year of acquisitions for ConAgra, which makes
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on a New Mexico peanut butter plant that had repeated food safety violations over several years, using new authority to halt operations at facilities that may be producing unsafe food.
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Two men were sentenced Monday for their roles in a gun smuggling ring that was part of the U.S. government's botched Operation Fast and Furious, an investigation that unraveled after illegally purchased weapons turned up at the scene of a