First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

Aug 5, 2015

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer — pills for treating epilepsy. The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said ...

Aug 4, 2015

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. ...

Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Aug 4, 2015

Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Singer Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from rock star husband Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage, several news reports said Monday. In her divorce petition, Stefani, 45, cited irreconcilable differences and asked for joint custody of the couple’s three children, 9-year-old Kingston, ...

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

Aug 4, 2015

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion. Speaking in Singapore, Kerry said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit the people of all nations involved and serve as ...

Aug 4, 2015

Despite apprehensions, 30-year U.S.-China nuclear pact set to be renewed

An agreement allowing American involvement in China’s civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation’s record on nuclear proliferation. A 90-day congressional review period expired Friday without legislative action or a ...

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

Aug 4, 2015

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT’s co-creators, Frauke Zeller and David Smith, said Monday that they’ve been overwhelmed with support and offers to ...