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  • News Summary: Consumer group sues FDA over drug

    SAFETY QUESTION: Public Citizen says it’s filed a federal lawsuit to force the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer’s disease drug from the market …


  • Ryan supports prayer in schools if states agree

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman addressed the issue during a brief stop inside …


  • Romney says America worse off now than in 2009

    WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country’s $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that …


  • 7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn’t until she had …


  • Ryan praises Bill Clinton on day of his DNC speech

    ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan heaped praise on Bill Clinton Wednesday, holding him up as a model of reform and Barack Obama as his opposite …


  • Obama reaches convention city, shifts speech plan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and a high-stakes chance to make a case for re-election. Air Force One …


  • New DNA encyclopedia shows complex inner workings

    NEW YORK (AP) — A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer …


  • Obama faces weather woes on way to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The weather just isn’t cooperating with President Barack Obama. Obama’s flight to Charlotte for the Democratic Party’s national convention was briefly delayed Wednesday afternoon because of …


  • 2 minor injuries in French nuclear plant incident

    PARIS (AP) — A steam blast at France’s oldest nuclear plant Wednesday left two workers with slight finger burns and revived calls to reduce this country’s heavy reliance on nuclear …


  • French judges to exhume Arafat body in West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The widow of Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in …


  • Worst year ever for West Nile in Texas; 40 dead

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials say it’s the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen nearly half the country’s deaths from the virus this year. Texas …


  • Ann Romney says MS taught family about losing hope

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ann Romney fired back Wednesday at critics who have accused husband Mitt Romney of being out of touch with average Americans, saying her own bout with …


  • Plague, hantavirus, West Nile: How to avoid them

    The “bugs” of late summer are biting. The nation is having its worst West Nile virus season in a decade, and up to 10,000 people who stayed in California cabins …


  • Consumer group sues FDA over Aricept safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A consumer group pressing the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer’s disease drug from the market is suing the agency for …


  • Rain aids battle against California forest fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain arrived Wednesday to help in the assault on a 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Remnants of Tropical Storm John …


  • Scientists create encyclopedic look at our DNA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have created the first comprehensive view of how human DNA works. And they say it will rewrite the textbooks and give valuable new insights into …


  • NTSB: Anti-collision aids needed for large planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board wants to see ground collision warning systems on all large commercial airliners. The board recommended Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration require …


  • Chance of rain and dry lightning over LA-area fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The assault on the 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains could get a boost if rain showers develop from remnants of a tropical storm streaming …


  • Detective: Amish man admitted beard, hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A detective who investigated Amish beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio says a suspect admitted involvement and said he would have cut more beards if he had …


  • Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama’s big speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party’s nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He …


  • Jurors deliberate at Drew Peterson’s murder trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors at Drew Peterson’s murder trial withdrew Wednesday to begin deliberations on whether the former Illinois police sergeant murdered his third wife. Peterson pleaded not guilty …


  • Sheriff describes Ohio Amish beard-cutting scene

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff in a county with one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements testified Wednesday that residents were upset and screaming after a community leader had his …


  • NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the donation to …


  • God out of Democratic platform

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic Party’s platform makes no reference to God, drawing criticism from Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Ryan tells Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” the …


  • Official: Ritual circumcision legal in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — A top state official says infant male circumcision for religious reasons is legal in Berlin, making the capital the first of Germany’s 16 states to specify that …


  • NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


  • Emanuel: Clinton will offer clear vision for Dems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says former President Bill Clinton will help Democrats offer a clear vision of the future when he takes the podium at the …


  • India’s emergency medical care system in tatters

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bharat Singh saw headlights zooming toward his motorbike and swerved. For a split second, he thought he had dodged the truck. Then his passenger screamed. Singh …


  • Hanks, Timberlake among ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ stars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic …


  • Police analyze PCP after 2 NJ children killed

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a contaminated batch of PCP is going around Camden after a child was decapitated and two other children’s throats were …

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