WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are getting new authority to mine prescription drug usage by millions of participants in the Medicare drug program to look for safety problems with medicines and medical devices after they hit the market.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.
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WASHINGTON - One of the nation's oldest farm groups said Thursday a proposed foot-and-mouth disease research laboratory on the U.S. mainland, near livestock, could be an inviting target for terrorists. Commercial livestock representatives and the Bush administration insisted it would be safe to move an island lab to sites near animals.
BEIJING - The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.
NEW YORK - Americans getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend found that gasoline prices again sprinted to a new record high overnight, reaching a national average above $3.83 a gallon. Some analysts predict gas will break past $4 as early as next week.
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is cutting North American production of pickups and SUVs as car buyers eyeing record gas prices turn toward more fuel-efficient models. The automaker says it no longer expects to return to profitability by 2009 and didn't rule out layoffs and plant closures.
CALADESI ISLAND, Fla. - Kaylee Sturm sat in the low surf, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping around her.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The all-day physical exercises that mark the end of a midshipman's first year at the Naval Academy were never exactly fun. But this year, they've gotten even more serious.
KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides the bomber.
NEWBERRY, S.C. - With gasoline climbing toward $4 a gallon, police officers around the country are losing the right to take their patrol cars home and are being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush, standing alongside 17,000 paratroopers, urged Congress on Thursday to reach a consensus and pass a war funding bill that does not ''tie the hands'' of U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.
NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...
DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...
Southeast Bulloch started off strong, but couldn't finish in a 48-28 loss to Windsor Forest on the second night of the Ladies Night Out ...
The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.
The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...
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ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Johnson has heard Georgia Tech fans say the Yellow Jackets' record doesn't matter as long as they beat in-state rival Georgia.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.
Statesboro High School faced a familiar foe for the Lady Blue Devils' Ladies Night Out event Monday night, hosted by SHS.
NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International ...
WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective ...
ORONO, Maine - Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question - will their work ...