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  • Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March

    WASHINGTON – Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fad ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    WASHINGTON – Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty porti ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • New Kansas welfare rules say poor can't spend on concerts, tattoos, lingerie

    TOPEKA, Kan. – A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Al-Qaida seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2016 campaign

    MADISON, Wis. – Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group abl ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • U.S. home construction off to weak March start

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have faile ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with mo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • ‘Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for insects

    SAN FRANCISCO – They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    SEATTLE – For some companies, Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law isn’t doing enough to help workers.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work sometimes

    WASHINGTON – For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.Republicans and Democrats ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term

    NORWALK, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she’d be as president. What they got instead was a glimps ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

    BOSTON – With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal th ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

    WASHINGTON – Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, surprising spring tou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:28 pm
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