FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say the pain reliever found in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans. A Food and Drug Administration review posted online states that naproxen, the key ingredient in...

State of the US economy: strongest since recession

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing more strength than at any time since the Great Recession began six years ago. Employers are hiring. Home prices, sales and construction have surged. Corporate profits and stocks have strengthened. And...

Hemp going legit; some wonder if pot is far behind

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — could soon be cultivated in 10 states under the farm bill agreement...

Farmers get probation in fatal listeria outbreak

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and six months of home detention. A federal magistrate in Denver...

A glance at history of store mannequins

NEW YORK (AP) — Mannequins have a rich century-old history. They’re what Dr. Marsha Bentley Hale, one of the world’s leading experts on mannequins, calls “significant sociological reflections of our consumer society.” Here’s a look at how...

5 essential songs of Pete Seeger

Five essential songs by Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94: “If I Had a Hammer”: An all-time singalong co-written in 1949 by Seeger and Lee Hays and released a year later by the Weavers under the title “The Hammer Song.” Popularized in the 1960s by...

Winter storm socks the South with snow, ice

Traffic creeps along I-55 in north Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 as ice and snow flurries cause difficult driving conditions. A severe winter storm is expected to hit the state bringing ice and snow to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Traffic creeps along I-55...

‘I’m walkin’ here!': NYC takes aim at jaywalking

With a recently placed warning sign in the background, pedestrians in foreground walk off the street to a subway station at the busy intersection of W. 96th Street and Broadway in the Upper West Side of New York Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, in the wake of...

Seahawks star Lynch walks out of media day

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch has made an early exit at Super Bowl media day. The running back abruptly left the session Tuesday, walking out after 6 1/2 minutes. He will be subject to a fine from the NFL. Earlier this...

Farmers to be sentenced in fatal listeria outbreak

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, Eric Jensen, 37, left, and Ryan Jensen, 33, leave the federal courthouse in Denver. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, the two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 are...