By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting them, saying aldermen had to do something to keep officers on the street where
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders have tentatively agreed on a two-year bill to overhaul federal highway programs that drops a requirement that the government approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Senate aides said they were
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing weekend deadlines for action, congressional leaders have agreed to deals overhauling the nation's transportation programs without a Republican provision forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil
By BLAKE SOBCZAKAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, citing concerns about the Israeli military's use of company bulldozers in the Palestinian
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By BROCK VERGAKISAssociated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The commanding officer of the USS Bataan walked into the wardroom of his amphibious-assault ship where about 200 mostly young sailors were crammed into chairs, along walls and behind the salad bar and wasted no time getting
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Retired Texas firefighter Raul Rodriguez, armed with a handgun and video camera, had claimed he was standing his ground and had no choice but to use deadly force when he fatally shot his unarmed neighbor after confronting him
By MARK SHERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems as if the entire nation is holding its breath for the Supreme Court's health care ruling - the presidential candidates, governors of virtually every state, insurers with billions at stake
By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky's blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.
Debra Long fought the court system over her son's placement in the home