By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - New research is challenging medical guidelines that say people with a heart-zapping device in their chests should avoid intense sports like basketball and soccer in favor of golf or bowling.
Lots of patients ignore that take-it-easy advice and
By JULIE PACE and CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Barack Obama's spokesman
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government report details 87 shipwrecks - most sunk during World War II decades ago - that could pollute U.S. waters with tens of millions of gallons of oil.
Even so, the potential for pollution is less than scientists had expected. The
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the stock market comes off of four straight weeks of gains.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points to 15,332 shortly after the opening bell Monday, a loss of 0.1 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off a
By The Associated Press
CANNES, France (AP) - Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:
JAMES CAAN GOES BACK TO THE 70S
They don't make movies like they used to - which is why James Caan was happy to go back to the 1970s in Guillaume Canet's "Blood
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East this week to press his case for peace talks between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's regime amid increasing signs the new U.S. strategy to halt the war is being
By BARBARA SURK and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces pushed deeper into a strategic opposition-held town near the Lebanese border Monday, battling rebels in fierce street fighting, state-media reported. An activist group said at least 23 elite fighters from Lebanon
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher Monday.
A gauge of future economic activity issued Friday rose more than expected, a sign that the world's biggest economy is improving. Consumer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, who has served as a bio-warfare adviser to the president, the Pentagon, and the Department of Homeland Security, urged the government to stockpile an anti-anthrax drug while serving as a director for the company that supplied it, according