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Japan lower house OKs swifter action vs missiles

The revision of the country's defence laws would have the defence minister order the interception of an incoming missile without seeking the approval of the cabinet and the security council as now required.

Police group oks shooting suicide bombers in head

The International Association of Chiefs of Police issued new guidelines to its 20,000 members about two weeks before British police shot dead a Brazilian electrician because they mistook him for a suicide bomber, the newspaper said.

Chinese region of Liaoning OKs majority foreign ownership of big state firms

Hoping to attract needed capital, China's northeastern industrial base of Liaoning has begun allowing foreign investors to buy out big state-owned companies, state media reported Friday.

Judge OKs random police bag searches on NYC subway

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday it was constitutional for police to randomly search riders' bags on the New York City subway to deter a terrorist attack.

FDA OKs Bristol-Myers rheumatoid arthritis drug

Sales of the new medicine, called Orencia, may top $1 billion a year, some industry analysts have predicted.

New York transit union's board oks new contract

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive board of New York's Transport Workers Union voted to accept a new contract on Tuesday, the union's leader said, after a dispute that brought the city's subways and buses to a standstill last week.

New York transit union's board oks new contract

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive board of New York's Transport Workers Union voted to accept a new contract on Tuesday, the union's leader said, after a dispute that brought the city's subways and buses to a standstill last week.

U.S. OKs Celgene drug Thalomid for multiple myeloma

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Celgene Corp. won U.S. approval on Thursday to promote its drug Thalomid for treating patients newly diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

Brazil OKs paving Amazon road on environment day

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light on Monday to paving a controversial road through the Amazon rainforest, benefiting farmers and worrying environmentalists.

CORRECTED - Brazil OKs paving Amazon road on environment day

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light on Monday to paving a controversial road through the Amazon rainforest, benefiting farmers and worrying environmentalists.