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With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine
Issued: April 22, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount....
Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially...
Mixed earnings news leaves US stocks mostly lower
Issued: April 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday. ...
US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path
Issued: April 21, 2015
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a...
Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit
Issued: April 21, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. ...
Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and...
Nielsen's top programs for April 13-19
Issued: April 21, 2015
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. ...
Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong. ...
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Fourteen years after the U.S. first criticized Thailand for labor abuse in its annual trafficking report, seafood caught by slaves on...
Campaigning Clinton has qualms about trade deal
Issued: April 21, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific...
Jeb Bush prepares to give traditional campaign a makeover
Issued: April 21, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa — The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares...
AP source: DEA chief set to resign from agency soon
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Michele Leonhart, is expected to resign soon, an Obama administration official...
100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
Issued: April 21, 2015
NEW YORK — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction. ...
Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal
Issued: April 21, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. — Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan for about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite...
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday that should clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama's attorney...
Employers cut jobs in 31 US states as growth slows
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused...
AFL-CIO, Chamber of Commerce clash over trade before Senate
Issued: April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — America's foremost labor federation is asking Congress to block the "fast track" authority that President Barack Obama...
Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
Issued: April 21, 2015
KEENE, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year,...
Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
Issued: April 21, 2015
BRENHAM, Texas — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of...
Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
Issued: April 21, 2015
NEW YORK — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely...
Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens
Issued: April 21, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the...
Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
Issued: April 20, 2015
BRENHAM, Texas — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough...
2 years after bombings, a festive Boston Marathon mood
Issued: April 20, 2015
BOSTON — The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker...
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
Issued: April 20, 2015
HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the...
Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure
Issued: April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate...


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