By By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report
By By FRAZIER MOOREAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Clearly, Bob Costas stirred up a hornet's nest Sunday with a halftime commentary about Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend (and the mother of his child) before killing himself.
On Twitter, someone posed
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales.
By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians demanded urgent action by the U.N. Security Council and the international community on Wednesday to halt Israel's "illegal settlement campaign."
Palestinian Charge d'Affaires Feda Abdelhady Nasser said in
By By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreens wants to reward customers for merely taking a walk, and Rite Aid will help cover trial gym memberships for some of its frequent shoppers.
All the national drugstore chains now offer a free customer loyalty program loaded with incentives to use their
By By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For me, climate change is a serious issue. No, I'm not referring to the debate over global warming. My concerns are much simpler. I'm constantly checking the weather for the hours and days ahead because deciding to hike
By By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - European aerospace and defense company EADS announced Wednesday a new ownership structure in which Germany is set to join France and Spain as state shareholders - even as overall government influence shrinks at the company.
The parent company of
By By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday.
This surprising new view of the moon comes from detailed gravity mapping by twin NASA spacecraft, which slipped into orbit around
By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is preparing to designate a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a foreign terrorist organization in a step aimed at blunting the influence of extremists within the Syrian opposition, U.S. officials said
By By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday.
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