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  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO – For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most co ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • May a month of extreme weather around the world

    WASHINGTON – Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.Torrential do ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Fuel and potential fires ahead for the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicated. Steady hiring and low gas pri ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, U.S. says

    SINGAPORE – U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U. ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    NEW YORK – Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

    ZURICH – Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss crimina ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • U.S. economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samp ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding

    HOUSTON – Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger of flooding Thursday as heavy ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

    OXON HILL, Md. – They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with violating bank laws, lying to FBI

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative from the 14th Congressional District for 20 years, was char ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Why a shrinking U.S. economy last quarter isn't cause for fear

    WASHINGTON – Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Rick Santorum announces second White House run

    CABOT, Pa. – Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    LA JOLLA, Calif. – The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believ ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
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