By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.
The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak Obama stopgap spending legislation that will make sure the
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.
A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Advisers to European Union regulators have recommended approval of a new anti-clotting drug for use by adults with a common irregular heart rhythm that boosts risk of strokes or blood clots, drugmakers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The nation's top tobacco companies spent less money on advertising and promotion of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products in recent years, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission.
Numbers released Friday
By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to open retail outlets in India in the next 12 to 18 months, the company said Friday, making it the first multinational to jump on the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign players
By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press
DALLAS, Ga. (AP) - An emaciated teenage Georgia boy told police he was forced to kneel for hours at a time by his stepfather and mother, who now face charges of child cruelty after allegedly confining the teen in a bedroom for years and then sending him by bus to
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Relatives of Kimberly Vaughn marked a bittersweet day with her favorite drink - a lemon drop martini, a family spokesman said Friday.
Chicago-area jurors convicted Christopher Vaughn of murdering Kimberly, his 34-year-old wife, and their three
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A scrawny Georgia teen who was discovered at a bus station told police his abusive stepfather gave him $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was put on a bus to Los Angeles on this 18th birthday, authorities said Thursday.
Retired Los Angeles police Sgt. Joe Gonzalez was
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.
Fresno, Modesto and Bakersfield-
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Add a pair of blue jeans to the grocery list.
Starting Friday, shoppers at a remodeled Kroger store in Ohio will be able to buy clothing in addition to food, gas and furniture. The nation's largest traditional supermarket chain says it