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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer begins

NEW YORK - If the price of gasoline looked familiar this Memorial Day weekend, there's good reason. For the third year in a row, the national average was within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

May 26, 2014 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | World


Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

GOLETA, Calif. - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

May 26, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ALICIA CHANG Associated Press | World


US plants prepare long-term nuclear waste storage

WATERFORD, Conn. - Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel - radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump.

May 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press | World


New York prosecutor to re-examine 90 convictions

NEW YORK - Fueled by the freeing of a prison inmate who claimed a detective framed him in a 1990 murder, the Brooklyn district attorney's office has undertaken one of the nation's most ambitious efforts to revisit cases of people put behind bars decades ago to determine whether they were wrongly convicted.

May 25, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS Associated Press | World


Gov't: Airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON - Going to bat for confused passengers, the government is proposing that airlines be required to disclose fees for basic items like checked bags, assigned seats and carry-on bags so consumers know the true cost of flying.

May 21, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


Veteran actor tells police he shot and killed wife

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to tell police he shot and killed his wife while his young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press | World


Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.

May 20, 2014 | By WILSON RING Associated Press | World


What consumers can expect from AT&T, DirecTV deal

LOS ANGELES - Ready to bundle your mobile phone and TV bills together? That is one of the changes customers can expect if AT&T Inc.'s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is approved by regulators.

May 19, 2014 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press | World


Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

NEW YORK - Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

May 19, 2014 | By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press | World


Nasal strip could clog Chrome's Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

May 18, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS Associated Press | World


In Georgia race, Republicans cry foul over taxes

ATLANTA - Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia's open Senate seat are falsely accusing him of being the worst kind of Republican - one who wants to raise taxes.

May 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | World


Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.

May 18, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | World


Groups spend big to influence Georgia Senate race

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

May 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


The STAR treatment: Woman fighting cancer in unique ways

Michelle Thompson is knee-deep into stage 4 cancer, but you wouldn't know it from looking at her.

May 16, 2014 | By WENDY LEONARD Deseret News National | World


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 16, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | World


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Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | World


Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

NEW YORK - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

July 20, 2014 | By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press | World


Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

July 20, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press | World


Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | World


Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

BOSTON - An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

July 19, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | World


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Babe Ruth's Boston contract fetches $1M at auction

BALTIMORE - Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS - It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.

July 11, 2014 | By KYLE POTTER Associated Press | World


Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.

July 11, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World


Oops! 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | World


Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World


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