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  • FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much …


  • With Alaska’s higher costs, dividends won’t go far

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — This is the day Alaskans crow about to their brethren in the Lower 48, trying to make them jealous that the government gives them money to …


  • After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington’s zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there’s also some nail-biting. Panda cubs are …


  • Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a …


  • Cub born to giant panda at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at Washington’s zoo surprised scientists and zookeepers by becoming a mom again after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at the zoo had all but …


  • Older drivers face confusing array of license laws

    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 …


  • A cub is born to giant panda at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a mother for the second time, giving birth to a cub after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at …


  • AP IMPACT: Varied license laws for older drivers

    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 …


  • Chicago teachers union to continue strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


  • US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • US warns orders diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • US official: Sudan balks at Marine troop mission

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Objections by Sudan’s government have held up the security mission of an elite Marine team that the U.S. planned to send to Khartoum, a U.S. official said …


  • On Bourbon Street, party but don’t preach at night

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bare breasts, drunken revelry and almost anything else is tolerated along Bourbon Street, but after dark, the city is saying street preachers are forbidden. Two weeks …


  • Lawyers: ‘Pink slime’ lawsuit an uphill climb

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild …


  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn’t filling. A third student says he’s happy …


  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. …


  • Tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought …


  • ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt …


  • New York City’s new sugary drink rules, exceptions

    The New York City Board of Health passed a rule Thursday banning sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks in restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of …


  • BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • NYC bans big sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas …


  • APNewsBreak: BPI sues ABC News for defamation

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that …


  • Docs: NYC ban on big, sugary drinks could help

    NEW YORK (AP) — The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented …


  • Human stem cells restore hearing in gerbil study

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, scientists have improved hearing in deaf animals by using human embryonic stem cells, an encouraging step for someday treating people with certain …


  • Problems dogging new high-tech air traffic system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech overhaul to the nation’s air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers …


  • McDonald’s new menu item: Calorie counts

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries. The world’s biggest hamburger …


  • Intense systems of thunderstorm soak Southwest

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wild summer thunderstorms slammed parts of the Southwest, stranding residents in Navajo Nation in their homes in northern Arizona and leaving an already squalid mobile …


  • Nev. air race goes on 1 year after deadly crash

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the …

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