By The Associated Press
US unemployment falls to 7.8 percent, a 44-month low
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a
By NOMAAN MERCHANT and RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Barrett Brown has, at times, called himself an author, a freedom fighter and a spokesman for the movement of hacker-activists known as Anonymous.
In tweets and videos, Brown praises Anonymous' work, rips his opponents and
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Millions of people get steroid shots in their backs to relieve pain. Now they are probably wondering if it's safe.
In 23 states, hundreds, possibly thousands, of back-pain patients are being warned to watch for symptoms of meningitis because
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its fight against counterfeit and other potentially harmful medicine sold over the Internet.
The agency is ordering operators of about 4,100 websites to immediately stop selling unapproved
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
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A college student handcuffed at Philadelphia International Airport for several hours over Arabic language flashcards asked a U.S. appeals court Friday to let him pursue his lawsuit against five federal agents.
Nicholas George was "perp
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.
By LINDSEY ANDERSONAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - About 300 to 500 defendants, including some "pretty dangerous people," may be released into Boston streets because of the alleged mishandling of evidence at a Massachusetts drug lab, a prosecutor said Friday.
Chemist Annie Dookhan is charged
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration found what it called "objectionable conditions" at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to Trader Joe's peanut butter produced
By BRIAN BAKSTAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls - when survey takers even bother to list them as