WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus.
The Food and Drug Administration says Fluad is the first seasonal vaccine that contains an adjuvant, a substance that boosts the body's immune response. The agency approved the vaccine late Tuesday to prevent seasonal flu in people 65 and older.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a $607 billion defense authorization bill despite his objection to provisions that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States.
As a candidate, Obama promised to close the prison immediately if he was elected. But opposition from Congress to moving detainees to the U.S. has thwarted his attempts for years.
The White House has promised to make a final push to close the prison...
SEATTLE (AP) — Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.
Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, said Wednesday he was told by the Food and Drug Administration that the strain of E. coli seems to be connected to an onion and celery mix....
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Phoenix say a handcuffed and shackled inmate was seriously injured after he kicked out a window in a police transport van on a freeway and jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Gilbert police Sgt. Jesse Sanger says Adam Arlington broke out of a city police van bringing him to the Maricopa County jail in downtown Phoenix about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the 31-year-old leaped from the van's passenger's...
LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Giovanni R. Santini has spent decades trying to prove he's an American Indian, and folks in his bayou town no longer doubt he's a proud member of Louisiana's 17,000-strong Houma tribe.
Not so for the federal government. For decades, efforts by the Houma to become a federally recognized native American tribe have failed — much like those of dozens of other groups nationwide.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The attorney for a Cleveland man accused of taking his 5-year-old son from the Alabama home of the boy's mother in 2002 and creating new identities says he will plead not guilty next week.
Bobby Hernandez is due to be arraigned Tuesday on charges that include kidnapping, forgery and tampering with records.
Authorities say Hernandez moved to Cleveland and built a new life for himself and his son.
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family says Gifford suffered from unspecified "cognitive and behavioral symptoms" in his later years. He died of natural causes at his Connecticut home in August at age 84.