Oil rebounds to near $93 in European trade

The price of oil rebounded to near $93 a barrel on Monday amid signs of an economic improvement in Europe at the start of what could be a pivotal week in financial markets. Earlier, prices fell to their…

FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill that is subject to major safety restrictions may not be as dangerous as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug. The Food and Drug Administration…

Prosecutor: Manning dumped info into enemy hands

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — More than three years ago, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq and charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Since then, he admitted to sending troves of…

22 prisoners escaped in Niger prison attack

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger’s government spokesman said that 22 prisoner escaped this weekend during an attack on the central prison by suspected militants from the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, headquartered in Nigeria, Niger’s larger neighbor to…

Gene flaws common in blacks with breast cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group. The study found that one-fifth of these…

UK soldier slaying suspect makes court appearance

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby has made his first appearance in court. Michael Adebolajo faces charges of murder, attempted murder of two police officers and firearms possession. The 28-year-old, who was…

US auto sales see big gains in May

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler says its sales rose 11 percent in May, a sign that auto sales rebounded from a slight dip in April. The automaker says it sold almost 167,000 cars and trucks last month for its…

African warlord Kony poaching elephants to survive

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Several watchdog groups say in a new report that members of a militia run by the fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony are killing elephants across central Africa and selling their ivory to support Kony’s…

US futures head higher ahead of car sales report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are climbing after a precipitous sell-off in the final minutes of trading last week, with strong sales numbers expected from automakers. Yet manufacturing as a whole is showing some weakness, largely due…

Solar plane leaves Texas for St. Louis

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse took off early Monday from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport…