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Gas prices below $2 a gallon in Texas and Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers coming from miles away to fill up.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation


Job gains put US on pace for best growth since ‘99

WASHINGTON (AP) - A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation


US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Police cases converge to stir national debate

NEW YORK (AP) - From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national conversation Thursday about racial justice and police use of force.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Uber raises $1.2 billion, valued at $40 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Miss France crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Immigration order ‘small price’ for safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban

BOSTON (AP) - Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uber found itself in hot water on two fronts related to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Senate panel to vote on Trump’s health secretary pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have scheduled a Tuesday vote by the Senate Finance Committee on President Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Governor to get further prostate cancer reatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further radiation treatment for prostate cancer first treated in 2012, his office announced Saturday.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Brown: Driver’s license penalty harms the poor

SARAMENTO (AP) - When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Koch political network to spend $300M to $400M over two years

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deal reached to close down Santa Monica’s airport

SANTA MONICA (AP) - A Southern California city and the federal government on Saturday said they reached a deal to close Santa Monica's airport, ending ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


$7 billion legal pot economy?

SACRAMENTO AP) - The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Attorney: Florida never helped girl who livestreamed suicide

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - A 14-year-old girl who broadcast her suicide on Facebook never got the help she needed from Florida's foster care system, an ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man in exchange ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


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