Ethical issues as scientists peek into baby genes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code. Amelia is part of a large research project outside the nation’s capital…

Greece expects economy to grow, finally

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece expects its economy to grow next year — at last. In its draft budget presented Monday, the government forecast the economy would grow 0.6 percent, the first annual improvement after a brutal six…

NKorea rushes to finish lavish ski resort

MASIK PASS, North Korea (AP) — The secretary-general of North Korea’s ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains…

Shutdown impact: Defense workers return to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vacationers are being turned away from national parks…

Shutdown impact: Veterans regional offices close

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Med……

US government work is losing cachet for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country. But these days, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being…

Crews gain ground on Camp Pendleton wildfire

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground on a wildfire that burned nearly 4 square miles of dry brush and forced people to evacuate part of Camp Pendleton, while a blaze generating heavy smoke drove some residents…

Gun battle at Fresno biker club kills 1, wounds 12

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A “running gun battle” at a Central California motorcycle club’s annual dance that left one man dead, a dozen others wounded, hundreds of partygoers scrambling for cover, and now investigators trying to determine what…

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is opening for business in the midst of a partial government shutdown. The justices take the bench Monday for the start of their new term with important cases about campaign contributions, housing…

Bomb kills 2 in Pakistan anti-polio drive

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb exploded next to a van carrying Pakistani security guards tasked with protecting workers involved in an anti-polio drive in the count……

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0100 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Ohio opens case in $100M charity fraud trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — The prosecution is ready to begin presenting its case against a onetime fugitive on trial on charges of masterminding a $100 million multistate fraud under the guise of helping Navy veterans. A jury was selected…