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FDA study says amount of arsenic in rice is low

09/06/2013 1:07pm
The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice _ but should vary their diets just in case.

Biden says Napolitano deserves high court seat

09/06/2013 1:35pm
Supreme Court Justice Janet Napolitano?

US: Syrian chemical weapon stockpile barely dented

09/06/2013 1:37pm
The U.S. envoy to the United Nations says Syrian President Bashar Assad "has barely put a dent in his enormous stockpile" of chemical weapons that American officials believe killed more than 1,400 people outside Damascus last month.

US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

09/06/2013 1:54pm
The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to leave Lebanon immediately due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria. The department also authorized the voluntary departure of diplomats and families at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey, which is the closest American diplomatic post to Syria in Turkey.

Energy Department loses $42M on loan to van maker

09/06/2013 3:38pm
The Energy Department said Friday it will lose about $42 million on a loan to a now-shuttered Michigan company that made vans for the disabled.

US exempts EU nations from Iran oil sanctions

09/06/2013 5:34pm
The U.S. granted exemption from Iran sanctions to 10 European countries and Japan on Friday because all of them have significantly reduced or halted oil imports from the Islamic Republic.