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US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports that has drawn consternation from Republicans and energy producers.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

J.C. Penney turnaround gains traction

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney's turnaround is gaining traction.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Ways cheaper yuan could reverberate

HONG KONG (AP) - China's unexpected move this week to lower the value of its tightly-leashed currency, the yuan, sent shockwaves through global financial markets. The impact on consumers around the world and China's neighbors will take longer to play out but possible winners and losers are already emerging.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Too close! Too far back! Middle? No way, aisle.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Leaking mines pose big issues

SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) - It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Man brings counterfeit chips to poker tournament

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man admitted Thursday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino's poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Baker who refused gay wedding cake can’t cite his Christian beliefs

DENVER (AP) - A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Despite federal court order, office won’t issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't deny them a marriage license based on her deeply held Christian beliefs.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

DNA test proves President Harding fathered daughter out of wedlock

WASHINGTON (AP) - DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Samsung unveils two jumbo phones

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Hiring reaches six-month high during June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

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