By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States.
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A big acquisition in the food industry and hopes for a longer-term budget deal out of Washington nudged stocks back into record territory Monday afternoon.
Food distributor Sysco rose the most in the Standard & Poor's 500 index after it
By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie "127 Hours," was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop in Taos plans to appeal his firing.
Attorneys for Elias Montoya announced Sunday that they are reviewing the allegations against the veteran officer and that
HOUSTON (AP) - Sysco is buying the food distributor US Foods for about $3.5 billion in cash and stock.
Under the terms of the agreement announced Monday, Houston's Sysco will pay $3 billion in common stock and $500 million in cash. It will also assume or refinance about $4.7 billion in debt.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's said Monday that a key sales figure rose 0.5 percent in November, even as the world's biggest hamburger chain faced tough competition and basically flat traffic in the U.S.
Its global sales performance was the same as in October. The stock slipped in
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Chobani says it will air its first Super Bowl ad this February, a move intended to make the Greek yogurt company more of a household name.
The debut on advertising's biggest stage comes as Greek yogurt continues to surge in popularity.
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops captured a western town near the country's main north-south highway on Monday as the government forged ahead with a punishing offensive in a mountainous region near the border with Lebanon, state media said.
According to the reports,
By JEAN H. LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once
By JORGE RUEDA and FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Nicolas Maduro's opponents gained a stronger foothold in Venezuela's largest cities in mayoral elections, though they failed to deliver the crushing victory they had sought in hopes of breaking a