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FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Calif. tests show lead in jewelry

Posted: 07/17/2012 - California is cracking down on more than a dozen businesses accused of selling and distributing costume jewelry containing dangerous levels of lead despite repeated warnings.

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Actor Charlie Sheen gives $1M to troops, USO

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The actor announced Monday that he'll donate at least $1 million to the USO in what is among the largest single donations ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.

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Funk Brothers bass player Bob Babbitt dies at 74

Posted: 07/17/2012 - Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt, whose bass playing pounded through the Temptations hit "Ball of Confusion" has died.

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Feline mayor is the cat's pajamas

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The mayor of a sleepy Alaska town is feline fine. The part-Manx cat clawed his way onto the political scene of Talkeetna, Alaska, through a write-in campaign.

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Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Hours into their lawn-chair balloon flight, two men made a hard landing after they were hit by hail and snow as thunderstorms swept into central Oregon. But their back-yard aircraft floated away.

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Saudis to send 2 women to London Games

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Olympic officials tell The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the games for the first time at the London Olympics.

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Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Biologists fear a war for survival between the aggressive Asian carp newcomers and native species important to people who catch fish for a living or fun.

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Ownership of Dylan's historic guitar in dispute

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Bob Dylan and historians at PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that the singer plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

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Chenoweth injured on NYC set of 'The Good Wife'

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Actress Kristin Chenoweth was injured on the set of the CBS drama "The Good Wife" and taken by ambulance to a hospital, her publicist and the show's producer said.

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