COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required.
Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited... more »
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS. In a series of votes, a Food and Drug Administration... more »
The first of a trio of new weight loss drugs will be unveiled this week, carrying hope of success where others failed -- safely delivering significant weight loss.
With U.S. obesity rates nearing 35 percent of the adult population, expectations are high for the first new prescription drug therapies... more »
The Coast Guard has given BP approval to try to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico by pumping heavy mud into the well, but there's no word yet on when the attempt will start.
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it gave the approval for the "top... more »
A new poll finds that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't stained President Barack Obama nor dimmed the public's desire for offshore energy drilling.
While some conservative pundits have called this "Obama's Katrina," that's not how the public feels. The AP-GfK poll found that BP PLC, the company... more »
It looks like the Front Range Express transit system (FREX) will be saved for another year. A plan to fund the commuter bus route for 2010 cleared a major hurdle in Denver Thursday as the Colorado Transportation Commission gave its approval to the transit system to sell up to nine... more »
Congressional investigators say the Food and Drug Administration has not followed through on changes suggested three years ago to better monitor drug safety. The recommendations came after an embarrassing and dangerous episode with Vioxx. The FDA had approved the blockbuster pain drug in 1999, but pulled it from the market... more »
Most people still think the country is headed in the wrong direction but a new poll says there are more optimists than before and President Barack Obama's numbers are also on the upswing. An Associated Press-GfK poll says 56 percent of those surveyed in the past week approve of Obama's... more »