NEW YORK - Gas and oil prices moved further into record high territory Tuesday, with retail gas reaching a national average of $3.51 for the first time and crude nearing $120 as the dollar fell to a new low against the euro.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared divided Tuesday over a campaign finance law allowing candidates to receives larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.
WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.
WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $360 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.
WASHINGTON - Unable to push education fixes through Congress, the Bush administration is taking its own pen to the No Child Left Behind law.
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DETROIT - A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer's wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn't facing charges, authorities said.
NEW YORK - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali forces rescued a hijacked ship carrying food to this desperately poor African nation Tuesday, as a top security official accused U.S. troops stationed off the lawless coast of failing to combat growing piracy.
BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.
KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.
INDIANAPOLIS - A bank teller pregnant with twins was shot in the stomach during a robbery Tuesday morning, and police were questioning two teenagers as ''persons of interest.''
Over the past week, downtown has been flooded with teenagers, college students and even some tech-savvy adults.
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TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship.
LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch had an expected result in his unexpected NASCAR start.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' horrible season keeps getting worse.
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As the (somewhat) cooler temperatures of fall slowly creep into view, football is always a hot issue in Statesboro.