SAN ANTONIO — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.
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WASHINGTON — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat.
American missing in Iran was working for CIA on unapproved intelligence mission
When President Barack Obama marched into the White House briefing room with his Hawaii birth certificate in April 2011, he said: “I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest.”
JOHANNESBURG — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world’s most powerful leader, President Barack Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world’s most beloved man, Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON — The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top of the world, reducing the number of reindeer and shrinking snow and ice, while increasing certain fish and extending the growing season.
The stock market fell to its lowest level in a month Thursday as investors worried that the end may be nearing for the Federal Reserve’s support for the economy.
America’s cars, trucks and SUVs took a record step in 2012 toward a cleaner future, with the average fuel economy for new vehicles hitting an all-time high of 23.6 miles per gallon, according to a new report released by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Health care sign-ups picked up in November but still far short as deadline nears
PRETORIA, South Africa — Black and white, old and young, South Africans by the thousands paid final tribute Wednesday to their beloved Nelson Mandela. In silence or murmuring, they filed past the coffin. Some glanced back, as if clinging to the sight, a moment in history.
WASHINGTON — The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as “a giant of history” and the “last great liberator of the 20th century” seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm’s length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
WASHINGTON — A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained ground Wednesday among House Republicans more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher three years in a row.
NEW YORK — Disappointing earnings from a handful of U.S. companies pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in five weeks.
WASHINGTON — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
JOHANNESBURG — Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”