WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.
WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.
SOROTI, Uganda - Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda.
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A busier-than-usual social calendar could be in the offing. Although it will satisfy your recreational needs and feelings of acceptance, don't let it interfere with your responsibilities to your work or family.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please advise whether a probiotic (such as acidophilus or Florastor) is good to take? My internist said that it would be good to take one tablet a day, which promotes intestinal health. I am now taking one tablet a day, but I do not want to take it if it does not give me any health benefits.
DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a freshman in college, and I'm having the hardest time making friends. I have always been a quiet person, but meeting people around here has been like pulling teeth. I have received advice from many people telling me I should be more open to people, and I should talk more and be active in groups and organizations. Although I have followed this advice, no one seems to take an interest in me.
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For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.
BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.
BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fined a man $800 for flying dead snakes and birds inside his luggage from South Korea to Atlanta.
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LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.
BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.
PHILADELPHIA - The Braves took advantage of a little help from their opposition.
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PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night.
The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.
DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.
BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.
SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.