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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 decades after...
  • Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

    Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history. An emotional Holder,...
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from...
  • Ohio Statehouse marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's repose

    The Ohio Statehouse is preparing for its part in 150th anniversary commemorations nationwide of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. After the Civil War president was shot and killed on April 15, 1865, his body was carried across the country for viewing by...
  • Comcast's failed Time Warner acquisition is a victory for Al Franken

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress use hearings and letters to wield influence over corporate mergers and that wascertainly the case with Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the failed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. In attacking the proposal, no lawmaker was a...
  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress on Wednesday, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end,...
  • Under microscope for gyrocopter, Capitol Police stretched thin

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress agreed Doug Hughes is lucky to be alive after his dangerous stunt, based on what they learned about the April 15 gyrocopter landing during closed-door briefings from Capitol law enforcement. But big questions remain...
  • Texans hope to capitalize on US-Cuba thaw

    DALLAS When a delegation from Texas lands in Havana on Sunday, it will become the first business group from the state to seek potential deals in the communist nation since the U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations. "I'd rather stay out...