PULLMAN, Wash. - Energy drinks were "part of the picture" in the alcohol poisoning death of a Washington State University student on Oct. 27, and it's time that sales of the popular caffeinated beverages were regulated by the federal government just as soft drinks are, said Dr. Bruce
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An anonymous email sent in May set off an elaborate chain of events that led to the downfall of former CIA Director David Petraeus, ensnared the top Afghan war chief and saw the Pentagon order a review of ethics training for senior officers.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that banks' overly tight lending standards may be holding back the U.S. economy by preventing creditworthy borrowers from buying homes.
Some tightening of credit standards was
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense spending could be slashed by $68 billion over 10 years if the military stopped spending millions on running grocery stores, operating its own schools and even developing a roll-up version of beef jerky, insists one of the Senate's
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, announced Wednesday that one of the largest sex scandals in its history has widened, enveloping at least eight
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate's health committee pledged Thursday to move ahead with legislation to tighten oversight of compounding pharmacies, amid a deadly outbreak caused by tainted specialty medications.
But a top lobbyist for the
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Top Republicans meeting for the first time since Election Day say the party failed to unseat President Barack Obama because nominee Mitt Romney did not respond to criticism strongly enough or outline a specific agenda with a broad appeal.
By CHRISTOPHER BODEENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The National Book Awards honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich for "The Round House" to Katherine Boo for her debut work, "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers."
Erdrich, 58, has been a published and highly regarded author
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate's degrees is expected to increase more sharply - by about