RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says four members from its tobacco advisory panel, among them its chairman, have left after a court ruled some of its members had conflicts of interest.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA: Dawn spacecraft is in orbit around Ceres for the first visit to a dwarf planet.
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – A post-election deal between the opposition Labour Party and Scottish nationalists to rule Britain could break up the country, former prime minister John Major warned on Friday, as nationalists stepped up their efforts to woo Labour. Major's comments underline how Britain's most unpredictable election since the 1970s is stoking uncertainty about who will govern the world's sixth-largest economy after May 7. A deal between them could be Labour's best chance of entering government.
Apple Inc , the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the Dow Jones industrial average , replacing AT&T Inc , in a change that reflects the dominant position of the iPhone maker in the U.S. consumer economy. The decision to nudge aside AT&T, which has been part of the Dow for the better part of a century, is a recognition of how communications and technology have evolved. The action, by S&P Dow Jones Indices, had been widely expected since Apple split its shares seven-for-one in June of last year. The stock was added to the Dow in 1916, the year after the first-ever transcontinental telephone call.
Defending champions India survived a scare to beat the West Indies by four wickets at Perth's WACA Ground on Friday to remain unbeaten in the World Cup and so secure a place in the quarter-finals. Set a modest 183 to win by the West Indies in the Pool B match, the Indians made hard work of the run chase before captain Mahendra Singh Doni steered them home. Dhoni's calm 45 not out enabled India to make it four wins from four after they looked in real trouble at 134 for six. The skipper and Ravi Ashwin (16 not out) put on an unbeaten 51 for the seventh wicket, as the unlikely West Indian challenge finally wilted.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world’s newest country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US trade deficit falls 8.3 percent in January to $41.8 billion.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US employers added a robust 295K jobs in Feb; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.