WASHINGTON (AP) - The female giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington has given birth to a cub.
The zoo says Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth at 10:46 p.m. Sunday. It says the staff can hear the cub, but has yet to see it because Mei Xiang has built a large nest in her den.
The cub is the
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Peanut is an 8-year-old orangutan and a star attraction at Miami's Jungle Island. These days she's also got a team of cancer doctors huddling around her, watching as the chemo drip flows into her veins.
Peanut, who was diagnosed with non-
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.
Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising questions about how well the federal "do-not-call"
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
America's health care system is unsustainable. It's not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured. Major changes will keep coming. Every family will be affected.
Where they stand:
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - For more than 40 years, Jeffrey MacDonald has never wavered from his claim that intruders killed his pregnant wife and two daughters. On Monday, the former Green Beret doctor came into federal court with new evidence he hopes will clear
By MICHAEL TARM and SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation's third largest city set off a new round of recriminations Monday, but did little to end a walkout that has left parents
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jerry Wiseman notices it's harder to turn and check his car's blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, hunting tips to stay safe behind the wheel for many more years
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned for her peaceful struggle against military rule, began a marathon tour of the U.S. Monday, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Alabama man was charged this month with the 1980 murder of an Oxnard teen. A Placerville man was arrested last month for a 1986 rape and murder of a San Mateo teen. A San Francisco man is currently on trial for the murder and robbery of a