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In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015, file photo, Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun speaks during a press conference at Interfax headquarters in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: Key suspect says he won’t testify

- Associated Press

A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute.

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Montgomery rated most sexually diseased city in nation

- Associated Press

July 28--Clarification: The Advertiser could not verify all the numbers of rentapplication.com's extrapolation of CDC data. But numbers obtained from the Alabama Department of Public Health were either the same or similar.

New survey shows children healthier but poorer

- Associated Press

July 28--Poverty remains a serious and growing problem among North Carolina children and youth nationwide, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count survey.

US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

- Associated Press

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.

CFD: Fewer animals hurt, died this year

- Associated Press

July 28--CHEYENNE -- Fewer animals were hurt or killed during this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo than in the past two years.

'Healthy, strong and ready to learn'

- Associated Press

July 28--Gov. Susana Martinez urged parents to vaccinate their children for school and announced an annual program -- "Got Shots! Protect Tots!" -- to make it more convenient to get kids up-to-date on vaccines.

San Francisco Chronicle David Wiegand column

- Associated Press

July 28--Life hasn't always been as easy for Greg Louganis. By all rights, it should have been, but only recently has the Olympic record-holder come to a full understanding that the obstacles he has had to overcome have made him stronger as an athlete and a man.

Sidewalk Series: Seeing a bright future in Moscow

- Associated Press

July 28--The only corneal specialist on the Palouse has worked with countless numbers of patients during his career, but one in particular stands out to him.

BRIEF: Morton Meeting to Focus on Prescription Drug, Opiate Abuse

- Associated Press

July 28--Steve Freng, a prevention/treatment manager with the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, will be speaking at a town hall meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Morton High School gymnasium.

5 more cases of rabbit fever reported in Weld County

Associated Press

Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease.

FILE - In this May 4, 2014, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed on the exterior of a former Pfizer factory in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The pharmaceutical giant reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

- Associated Press

Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition hurting former big sellers.