By GARANCE BURKEAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Ireland's Prime Minister says he is determined that his country will exit its international bailout program before the end of the year and return to markets in order to refinance its debt.
Enda Kenny said Wednesday in an address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among congressional Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims.
In a 241-180 vote Tuesday night, the House approved $50.5 billion
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde travels the world trying to keep the global economy on track. But some of the greatest threats are brewing just blocks from her Washington office and there's little she can do about them.
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As New York lawmakers approved the nation's toughest gun control laws, the first since the Connecticut school shooting, gun enthusiasts lined up to criticize the state for what they called an overreach driven by political ambition.
By KAREN MATTHEWSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and matrons went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students, many disabled, trying to find other ways to get to school.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Oil prices rose slightly ahead of the release of U.S. industrial production data for December that analysts expect will show additional evidence of a gradual economic recovery.
Benchmark oil for February delivery was up 2 cents to $93.30 per barrel
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Japanese shares led markets lower Wednesday after a minister warned over an excessive fall in the value of the yen. Elsewhere, concern over U.S. budget talks caused many indexes to drop further from multiyear highs.
The Japanese currency has been sold
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's transport ministry says Boeing 787 planes are being grounded for safety checks in the latest blow for the new passenger jet.
One of the 787s operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing Wednesday in western Japan after a cockpit message showed battery problems