The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it will consider setting a standard for how much arsenic should be permitted in apple juice after a consumer group found high levels of the carcinogen in samples of apple juice it tested.
Medication used for lowering cholesterol should also be lower in price now that two generic brands have entered the ring.
Back in 1996, cholesterol-fighter Lipitor became the fifth drug of its kind to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This week, the biggest hit in the history of the pharmaceutical industry lost its patent protection in the U.S., opening the door to generic versions to replace the iconic brand.
This afternoon Governor Matt Mead will announce his budget proposal for the next two years. Despite the fact that the state has one-point-five billion dollars in reserve, top lawmakers are calling for cuts to raise the reserve bank account to roughly three-billion dollars. Governor Mead has told legislators that he will offer modest cuts in this two year budget, until he has time to determine where the best places are to cut further. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Phil Nicholas is calling for cuts of eight percent. He says if the state waits for two more years, it could be
Lawmakers charged with redrawing Wyoming's legislative districts say they expect to hash out competing proposals at a two-day meeting early next week.
Republican Sen. Cale Case, of Lander, and Republican Rep. Pete Illoway, of Cheyenne, are co-chairmen of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee that meets Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. The Legislature will consider the committee's final plan in the session starting in February.
The ONE Campaign will be live-streaming at 10 a.m. ET as President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former President George W. Bush and others take part in a forum on "The Beginning of the End of AIDS" at George Washington University.
A man was duck hunting in Box Elder County, Utah, when he climbed out of a boat to move decoys. He left his shotgun and his dog behind. The dog ended up stepping on the shotgun, and the hunter received 27 pellets of birdshot in the rear.