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How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation

Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation

Facebook glitch marks 46 years of online friendship

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation

NY payphones become free Wi-Fi hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?

January 01, 2016 | | Nation

Nevada court orders new trial in biker club killing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle clubs at a Reno-area casino.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation

Drought persists despite above average snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of average for this time of year. Although recent storms have provided near average water content in the Sierra snowpack, actual runoff is well below average. At just 56 percent of average, less water has been available to fill up key reservoirs.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation

Woman drowned grandson in bathtub

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation

Police vow to stop surfers who use violence to protect waves

PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation

Great Salt Lake hits historic low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low for the second year in a row, according to state and federal officials.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

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Arizona border officer falsely claimed to be citizen of USA

PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. border officer who is a Mexican native claimed he was born in Texas and illegally obtained a job with the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

At least 2 dead in New York City helicopter crash

NEW YORK (AP) - A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side, killing at least two ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence ...

March 05, 2018 | | Nation

Ohio inmate whose execution halted dies of natural causes

CLEVELAND (AP) - A twice-convicted murderer whose execution in November had to be halted when a usable vein couldn't be found to administer execution drugs ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gun store owners called it the "Trump slump." Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Ski resort open a day after avalanche

MAMMOTH LAKES (AP) - California's Mammoth Mountain ski resort is open a day after it was shut down when an avalanche partially buried three people.

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

DACA deadline arrives with diminished urgency

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Facebook’s CTO talks about fake news, Russia

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - Under fire for Russian abuse of its service during the 2016 presidential election, the spread of fake news and more ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

No exemptions from steel aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Demos seek to help wealthy in response to tax changes

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Florida python devours deer that weighs nearly 4 lbs. more

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Milk co-op highlights dairy farmers suicide risk

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Accompanying the routine payments and price forecasts sent to some Northeast dairy farmers last month were a list of mental health services ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) - Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

February 26, 2018 | | Nation

Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation

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