WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.
WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.
WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.
WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.
WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.
WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.
Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am told I am losing blood all the time, but my doctors don't know from where. I have had several colon and throat studies and all types of blood work. On four separate occasions, I have had veins in my throat banded. I usually have three veins done at a time, but once I had five banded at once.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's party lost control of parliament, the latest official results showed Wednesday, hours after the opposition claimed it also had won the presidency.
BEIJING - Unrest was reported Wednesday among Muslims in far western China, a headache for Beijing as it tries to squelch Tibetan protests and another sign that neither investment nor repression has ended anti-government feeling in the hinterlands.
HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said.
BUCHAREST, Romania - At the heart of President Bush's problem in getting NATO allies to send more combat troops to Afghanistan is a basic disconnect over the war: The Europeans don't see it as one.
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Sometimes successful surgery is set back by poor postoperative care. It can be the same at the bridge table. It is no good if one defender produces the best opening lead, but his partner fails to find the correct follow-up procedure.
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