A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef. Huffman said investigators could not provide details, but he was told the suspected misconduct was grave.
The draft presented Tuesday to the Cabinet for approval expected in March, said Japan's nuclear energy dependency will be reduced as much as possible, but that reactors meeting new safety standards set after the 2011 nuclear crisis should be restarted.
A federal health official says it's safe to use water contaminated by a chemical spill in West Virginia last month. It's hardly the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told 300,000 affected West Virginians to drink, cook with or otherwise use their tap water.
The agreement between the company and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering increases IBM's commitment of high-tech jobs at semiconductor plants in Dutchess County, Albany and Yorktown Heights by 750 from the current 2,350, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. It will stave off job cuts through 2016.
Beijing remained cloaked in hazardous white pollution, despite the announced closures or production cuts at 147 of the city's industrial plants. Readings of PM2.5, a key measure of pollution, reached 444 micrograms per cubic meter in central Beijing. The World Health Organization considers 25 micrograms a safe level.
A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evidence that the hormone treatments can increase the risk of heart attack.
Governors are quoting President Barack Obama as saying he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the next couple of months. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican who supports the pipeline, said Obama was asked about Keystone Monday at a White House meeting with about 40 governors.
Officials investigating a leak from the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump tried to reassure skeptical southeastern New Mexico residents Monday night that their health is safe. More than 250 people attended a two-hour meeting to ask questions about back-to-back accidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.
Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama. Leaders of the National Governors Association appeared Monday before the media claiming harmony and wide agreement, but immediately broke into a partisan dispute.
A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak.
The White House says President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday the creation of two manufacturing institutes. The Detroit-area institute will focus on lightweight metals, while the Chicago hub will push innovation in digital manufacturing and design.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday that her agency will add more inspectors in India to better monitor drugs from the country's burgeoning pharmaceutical industry, even as her agency also seeks closer cooperation from Indian regulators.
His domestic priorities stalled in a divided Congress, President Barack Obama is looking for allies among America's governors. The president plans to meet Monday with governors of both parties at the White House, following a Sunday dinner in which he told state leaders their cooperation "is vital to make sure we're doing right by the American people."
The company that manufactures Black Hawk helicopters said Friday it is eliminating 600 jobs, most of them in Connecticut, as it struggles with cuts to U.S. defense spending and a reduction in the demand for the workhorse aircraft used by the military to strike targets and ferry troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The justices are hearing arguments Monday in a challenge to a regulation that forces companies that want to expand facilities or build new ones that would increase overall pollution to evaluate ways to reduce the carbon they release. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas.
In an appeal filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the union asserted that "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" had swayed the election.
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The government can't seem to make up its mind about whether people should be allowed to make cellphone calls on passenger planes. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.
Federal officials report removing 335,000 tons of PCBs, contaminated soil and other material from the shuttered General Motors Co. factory in northern New York, finding more waste than expected in the Superfund cleanup.
For the first time, federal regulators on Friday ordered four tobacco products pulled from U.S. shelves that the company says it hasn't sold in years. The Food and Drug Administration told Jash International Inc. to stop selling Sutra-branded cigarettes called bidis (BEE-dees) under a 2009 law that gave the FDA authority to regulate tobacco.
Still, the government did not issue the red alert. Beijing's alert system requires a forecast of three days in a row of severe pollution for the highest level. Days of extreme pollution or polluted skies that are expected to clear in less than three days do not trigger the most stringent measures.
Federal Reserve officials agonized throughout 2008 over how far they could go to stop a financial catastrophe that threatened to pull the economy into a deep recession, transcripts of the Fed's policy meetings that year show.
Turkey's military has taken delivery of its first Boeing-made surveillance aircraft, part of a $1.5 billion project to modernize its air force. The first of four so-called AWACs — airborne early warning and control aircraft — was brought into the Turkish Air Force in a ceremony in the city of Konya on Friday.
In a federal posting Friday, the agency announced a two-day meeting next month to discuss overhauling the system known as the over-the-counter monograph. The system was put in place in 1972 as a way to set dosing, labeling and other standards for hundreds of nonprescription drug ingredients, everything from aspirin to anti-bacterial hand scrubs.