By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian
BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil sank to its lowest since mid-December on Monday as a slowdown in China's growth added to doubts about the strength of the world economy.
Benchmark crude for May delivery was down $2.55 to $88.74 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Aviation authorities are struggling to remove a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed into the sea on Indonesia's resort island of Bali because it is too heavy to tow in the shallow water.
Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Monday divers are also facing
By FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSONAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election but the opposition candidate refused to accept the result and demanded a full recount.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - John Galardi, who opened a Wienerschnitzel hot dog stand in Los Angeles in 1961 and expanded it into a chain with more than 300 outlets in 10 U.S. states, has died, his company said Sunday.
Irvine, Calif.-based Galardi Group, parent company of Wienerschnitzel, Tastee Freez and
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
A report released Monday by House
By DON BABWIN and M. DAVID NICHOLSAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs and the city have agreed on details of a $500 million facelift for Wrigley Field, including an electronic video screen that is nearly three times as large as the one currently atop the centerfield bleachers of the 99
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian stock markets sank Monday as China's slower-than-expected economic growth and disappointing U.S. retail sales weighed on investor sentiment.
The world's second-largest economy expanded 7.7 percent over a year earlier in the
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first three months of the year, fueling concern about the strength of its shaky recovery.
The world's second-largest economy grew by 7.7 percent over a year earlier, down from the previous
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blistering report, Republican lawmakers on Sunday sharply criticized Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez over what they said was a questionable deal he brokered while serving as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.