posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM
Soda consumption is not necessarily harmful when done in moderation, the court wrote, and therefore "cannot be classified as a health hazard per se."
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe.
The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid.
Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after campaigning on a vow to "repeal and replace" President Barack Obama's health care law, House Republicans have yet to advance an alternative for the system they have voted more than three dozen times to...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most railroads in the U.S. use at least two crew members to operate freight trains, but there's no federal rule to prevent them from using one employee as did a Maine-based railroad whose train, while unattended,...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Robert Redford and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday joined the divisive debate against a return to domestic horse slaughter, announcing the formation of an animal protection foundation to fight the...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois fruit farmers say this year's moist weather is producing a particularly appealing peach harvest.
WSIL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16dkXbV ) the wet weather made this year's crop extra sweet and...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State?
This is not a trick question, but you may want to pause a second before answering.
Ready? It's the blueberry.
Georgia is famous as a major producer of the...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM
ROY, Wash. (AP) — John Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a "panda cow."
He succeeded on June 28 when Peanut was born. From...
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM
Despite the slowdown, communist leaders have expressed determination to stick to their plans, which would impose short-term pain in exchange for sustained, stable growth later.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Argentina's history of expropriations and refusal to pay all its debts left over from its catastrophic default a decade ago has left it with few alternatives when it comes to raising money.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM
The government has estimated that up to 62,000 people were sickened in the outbreak.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM
The president said the lack of consensus among House Republicans will stretch the immigration debate past August, his original deadline for a long-elusive overhaul of the nation's fractured laws.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Unlike the Keystone project, which crosses an international border and requires State Department approval, the proposed pipeline has attracted little public attention