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  • Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    Thursday, Jul 31, 2:00 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.That dramatic growth comes with a big catch:... Read more...
  • Sanofi 2nd quarter profit surges

    Thursday, Jul 31, 12:18 am
    PARIS (AP) -- French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.Sanofi... Read more...
  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives... Read more...
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:42 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in... Read more...
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:48 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.The... Read more...
  • Peace Corps workers isolated after Ebola exposure

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:36 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus.A State Department official Wednesday said... Read more...
  • Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:24 pm
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department... Read more...
  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 4:18 pm
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities... Read more...
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in... Read more...
  • Report: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 2:48 pm
    THOMSON, Ga. (AP) -- A private jet hit a utility pole that wasn't listed on aeronautical charts before running into trees and bursting into flames last February, killing a Georgia vascular surgeon and... Read more...
  • VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 2:18 pm
    DENVER (AP) -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.The VA said Tuesday that four other employees... Read more...
  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 1:48 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives... Read more...
  • Africa summit to proceed despite Ebola outbreak

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 12:55 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia.More than 40 African leaders... Read more...
  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 12:54 pm
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the... Read more...
  • Chickens share backyards and pests with dogs, cats

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 6:54 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The popular push for locally produced food has spawned flocks of backyard chickens in urban neighborhoods nationwide, but people may not realize that feasting on fresh eggs can mean... Read more...
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