FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. All of…

Thief steals $70K in gear from Flock of Seagulls

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — The 1980s band Flock of Seagulls says someone flew off with $70,000 of its equipment during a Southern California gig. Frontman Mike Score tells the Los Angeles Daily News (http://bit.ly/17zV9Iq ) that someone stole…

‘Downfall’ is ‘must read’ for action-thriller fans

“Downfall: a Thriller” (Grand Central Publishing), by Jeff Abbott A chance encounter with a woman in a bar thrusts Sam Capra into the deadliest and scariest mission yet in Jeff Abbott’s new thriller, “Downfall.” Capra is an ex-CIA…
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Dumped dogs owner found

Some North Dakota pet owners are upset with law that allows veterinarians to dispose of dead animals in garbage.…

Syria opposition: Hezbollah must stand trial

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group on Tuesday welcomed an EU decision to place the military wing of Hezbollah on the bloc’s terror list as a “step in the right direction,” and called for the Lebanese…

US, India renew efforts to boost bilateral ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have held talks in the Indian capital as part of a renewed effort to strengthen ties between the two countries. The meeting Tuesday…

Islamic and secular laws clash in Nigeria’s Senate

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Many Nigerians are enraged, wondering how a senator notorious for marrying a 14-year-old girl can use Shariah law as an excuse to filibuster a constitutional amendment that has sparked a debate on the age…

Coyote drags 2-year-old girl at S. Calif. cemetery

CYPRESS, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl is recovering after she was bitten and dragged by a coyote at Southern California cemetery. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1baABM7 ) reports Klarissa Barrera, of Long Beach, was given a rabies…

FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. The federal agency released the independent review on Tuesday. It is seeking input from the…