By LAURA CRIMALDIAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Chinese national is facing charges that he smuggled more than $1 million worth of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes into the United States, federal authorities in Rhode Island said Friday.
Lin Xiao Wei
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmers nationwide are anticipating more profit from corn than other crops this year and planted 96.4 million acres of it this spring, the most in nearly eight decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Sammy Lee remembers it vividly: food rationing, bombed-out buildings, rubble.
The year was 1948, and London was hosting the Olympics amid severe austerity in the aftermath of World War II. Lee, an American diver,
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers spent no more in May than in April after seeing almost no gain in their pay. The lack of growth in consumer spending and wages suggests that a faltering job market is slowing the economy.
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers
By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China learned hard lessons from a contaminated milk scandal that left six babies dead four years ago but its dairy industry is still plagued by quality lapses, from toxic mold in milk to mercury in baby formula.
By The Associated Press
Some excerpts from the ruling announced Thursday in which the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul:
- We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's factory output declined 3.1 percent in May from the previous month as the world's third biggest economy grapples with weaker European demand and an uneven recovery from last year's tsunami disaster.
It was the second consecutive
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government health experts said Thursday there are few reasons to continue using metal-on-metal hip implants, amid growing evidence that the devices can break down early and expose patients to dangerous metallic particles
By The Associated Press
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring.
Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in weekly unemployment