WASHINGTON — Dieters, doctors and investors get their first extensive look at the first of a trio of new weight-loss drugs this week. The hope is that the new drugs can succeed where many others have failed: delivering significant weight loss without risky side effects.
With U.S. obesity rates nearing 35 percent of the adult population, expectations are high for the first new prescription drug therapies to emerge in more than a decade.
Napolitano meets with Arizona's Gov. Brewer
BOSTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met privately on Sunday with her successor as Arizona governor as the Obama administration challenges the state's immigration law.
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Napolitano, a Democrat, huddled for a half-hour behind closed doors with Republican Jan Brewer in Boston during the National Governors Association summer meeting. Napolitano was in town to provide the governors with a classified national security briefing.
Police say man threw toddler into traffic
OAKLAND, Calif. —A 21-year-old man Oakland police say threw a toddler in front of a moving car is in custody after being arrested by an off-duty police officer.
Police say the officer saw the man shake the 18-month girl and throw her into oncoming traffic around 5:39 p.m. Saturday.
The child was hit by a car, but police say she escaped serious injury. She was taken to a hospital, where her condition is unknown.
After stopping to give aid to the little girl, the officer pursued the man, finding him scuffling with motorists.
Iran holds off on stoning of woman
TEHRAN, Iran — The controversial death sentence by stoning for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery will not be implemented for now, said a judicial official on Sunday.
The world outcry over the death sentence has become the latest issue in Iran's uneasy relationship with the international community.
Suspected drug chief captured in Acapulco
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's navy says marines raided a house in the Pacific resort of Acapulco and captured a suspected regional chief of a drug gang involved in a bloody turf war in the center and south of Mexico.
A statement Sunday from the navy says troops detained Gamaliel Aguirre Tavira on Saturday, along with two women and another man. It says the marines found six rifles, five pistols, 41 magazines , 2,000 bullets, a grenade launcher and eight grenades.
Bombs in Uganda kill at least 30 on Sunday
KAMPALA, Uganda — Bombs exploded at two sites in Uganda's capital late Sunday as people watched the World Cup final on TV, killing at least 30 people.
Foreigners, including Europeans and possibly Americans, were believed to be among the casualties.
Police Chief Kale Kaihura said he believed that Somalia's most feared militia — al-Shabab, which has pledged loyalty to al-Qaida — could be behind the attacks.