Apple delivers higher profits, but iPhone sales slip

Apple on Tuesday reported a rise in quarterly profits but its shares took a hit from slow-growing revenues and weaker iPhone sales ahead of a 10-year-anniversary model on the horizon.Apple said that its profit climbed 4.9 percent to slightly more than ...

Brazil Supreme Court frees Lula’s ex-cabinet chief

Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release from prison of Jose Dirceu, who was convicted of graft-related crimes after serving as cabinet chief of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.Dirceu has been detained since 2015 in connection to a ...

Statins don’t cause muscle pain: study

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the "nocebo" effect.It happens when people suffer side-effects because they...

Life expectancy for black Americans is four years below whites

African-Americans have made gains in life expectancy but major disparities remain in the United States, where blacks can expect to live about four years fewer than whites, US researchers said Tuesday.In the past two decades, the gap in death rates betw...