• Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. helped write and edit medical journal articles attributed to outside physicians, which downplayed the risks of the company's best-selling bone graft, according to a report by Senate investigators.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
  • The flag-draped coffin of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter is taken from Har Zion Temple after his funeral, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Penn Valley, Pa. Family members say Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 82.

    Friends and former colleagues, including Vice President Joe Biden, gathered Tuesday for Arlen Specter's funeral in Pennsylvania.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
  • ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Friends of coal are certain they know the enemy.

    They fault President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency for new clean air rules they deride as a devastating blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that has been the lifeblood of Appalachia for generations. The agency standards imposed earlier this year tightened limits on existing coal powered-plant emissions while guidelines on restricting greenhouse gases could affect new plants as early as 2013.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Written off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape.

    Now Akin is approaching a critical week that could determine whether his re-emerging campaign can gain enough momentum to put Missouri back in the battleground column as Republicans attempt to win control of the Senate from Democrats.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 2:30 AM EST